High cholesterol is an extremely common in the US and in other industrialized countries.
About 32 percent of Americans (73.5 million) have elevated levels of LDL or “bad cholesterol.” Of these, less than a third has their cholesterol in good control.
Fewer than half of all Americans with elevated LDL cholesterol levels are receiving some kind of treatment for high cholesterol.
This puts them at double the risk of developing heart disease when compared to people with normal cholesterol levels.
As there are no symptoms of high cholesterol, the only way you can know that you have the problem is to have a blood test that indicates your lipid profile.
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