This six-page handout educates people about cholesterol, which is a fat-like substance the body needs in order to work properly. It explains that too much cholesterol in the blood can increase a person's risk for heart disease. It identifies the three main types of fats in the blood as being high-density lipoproteins (HDL), which are the "good" cholesterol, low-density lipoproteins (LDL), which are the "bad" cholesterol, and triglycerides. The document explains what blood test results mean, identifying numbers that are considered healthy, and what levels suggest the need to talk with your doctor about treatment. It provides a list of recommended behaviors to lower blood cholesterol levels.
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