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Get Your Cholesterol Checked

High cholesterol can cause heart disease or a heart attack. Talk to your doctor about how often you need to get your cholesterol checked.

Review Date: November 01, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Heart Health: Conversation Starters

Use these tips to start a conversation with a loved one about making heart healthy changes.

Review Date: November 01, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Keep Your Heart Healthy

Take steps to lower your risk of heart disease.

Review Date: November 01, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Take Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

You can help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by eating healthy foods and getting active.

Review Date: November 01, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Trans Fat Now Listed With Saturated Fat and Cholesterol on the Nutrition Facts Label

Consuming too much saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol increases your risk for coronary heart disease. Learn what trans fat is and how you can limit the amount of this fat in your diet.

Review Date: July 11, 2014

FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Cholesterol - Questions to Ask Your Doctor- (PDF)

Many people have questions for their doctors about tests, drug treatments, risk factors and lifestyle changes. These are examples of common questions.

Review Date: November 01, 2012

American Heart Association

Cholesterol IQ Quiz

Take this short quiz to learn how diet, physical activity, smoking and other factors impact the body's cholesterol levels.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

American Heart Association

Cholesterol Reduction Calculator

You can't see high cholesterol. It doesn't have any symptoms, but it is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease. You can tackle high cholesterol if you understand your risk. Start now by taking this short quiz.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

University of Maryland Medical Center

Cholesterol Tracker- (PDF)

Record your cholesterol levels after each doctor's visit, along with your exercise and diet goals. Watch your progress and stick to your plan.

Review Date: November 01, 2012

American Heart Association

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)- (PDF)

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), or atherosclerosis, involves the hardening of the blood vessels by fatty deposits called plaque. Learn how you can lower your risk factors to improve your heart health. Spanish text is included in this document.

Review Date: March 29, 2013

Educational Institution--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

Dealing with Heart Disease

This site focuses on educating individuals with heart disease about the various aspects of coping with heart disease, including topics such as coping with depression, lifestyle changes, cholesterol and nutrition.

Review Date: November 01, 2012

Mended Hearts, Inc.

Do You Know Your Cholesterol Levels?- (PDF)

This publication is part of a set of booklets that present key steps that Latinos can take to reduce their chances of having a heart attack or stroke. Written in a friendly English/Spanish side-by-side style, the booklets present facts and dispel myths.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

High Blood Cholesterol--What You Need to Know- (PDF)

Find out what your cholesterol numbers mean and what treatment your doctor may prescribe to help lower your cholesterol level. Includes a tool to estimate the risk for having a heart attack, and outlines ways to reduce risk through diet, exercise and drug treament.

Review Date: March 11, 2013

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

How to Lower High Triglyceride Levels through Dietary and Lifestyle Changes- (PDF)

Read these tips on how to lower your triglyceride level so that you can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Review Date: October 18, 2011

Educational Institution--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

Managing Cholesterol

This interactive tutorial will help you understand what cholesterol is and how to control the level of cholesterol in your body.

Review Date: November 01, 2012

National Institutes of Health - NIH
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Red Yeast Rice

Red yeast rice, a traditional Chinese culinary and medicinal product, is marketed in the U.S. as a dietary supplement to help lower blood cholesterol levels. However, some red yeast rice products may not be safe, and may contain a potentially harmful contaminant.

Review Date: January 30, 2013

NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Clearinghouse

Staying Healthy (multimedia)

Find multimedia presentations on a variety of topics, including physical activity, protecting your heart by lowering your cholesterol and triglyceride levels, hand washing, and more. Information is available in English,Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Hmong and Vietnamese.

Review Date: January 23, 2013

Healthy Roads Media

Understanding Your Tests: Lipid Profile

The lipid profile is a group of tests ordered together to determine your risk of coronary heart disease. These tests are good indicators of whether someone is likely to have a heart attack or stroke caused by blockage of blood vessels or hardening of the arteries (atherosclerois).

Review Date: November 01, 2012

American Association for Clinical Chemistry

What Is Cholesterol?

Lowering your cholesterol may slow, reduce, or even stop the buildup of plaque in your arteries. It also may reduce the risk of plaque rupturing and causing dangerous blood clots. Learn about high and low-density lipoproteins (HDL and LDL), atherosclerosis, and more.

Review Date: November 01, 2012

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

Your Guide to Lowering Cholesterol with Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) - (PDF)

This easy-to-read booklet is designed to help you make the lifestyle changes that will lower blood cholesterol and reduce your risk for heart disease.

Review Date: November 01, 2012

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI