(HealthDay News) -- If you have high cholesterol, you are at greater risk of developing a number of health problems, such as heart disease and stroke, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
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The CDC suggests how to manage your cholesterol:
- Eat healthy foods that are high in fiber. Limit those that are high in saturated fats or trans fats, sugar, and salt.
- Get at least 2 1/2 hours of moderate exercise every week.
- Do not smoke.
- Take medicine, if necessary, to maintain healthy cholesterol.
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