(HealthDay News) -- You should check your cholesterol at least every five years, or more often if there's a problem, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) says.
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The ADA offers these tips to help lower your cholesterol:
- If you smoke, quit.
- Lose any excess weight.
- Exercise most days of the week.
- Eat a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet with plenty of fresh veggies, whole grains and fruit.
- Increase consumption of monounsaturated fats, such as canola oil, avocado oil or olive oil.
- Take a cholesterol-lowering medicine, if your doctor prescribes it.
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