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Making sense of cholesterol – the good, the bad and the dietary

American Heart Association

September 16, 2020

American Heart Association - Cholesterol can be confusing. But understanding it could help you live a longer, healthier life. So in honor of Cholesterol Education Month, we asked a pair of experts to clear up five common questions.

The guidelines recommend getting cholesterol and other traditional risk factors checked every four to six years starting at age 20. If the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated those plans, get up to date when you can do so safely, said Kristina Petersen, an assistant professor in the department of nutritional sciences at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

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