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getsmartaskAAMC.orgmagazine410-573-9483daretocare.us.IINELTHIIINELTHIIINELTHICholesterolandtheSkinnyonFatsCholesterolisessentialforallanimallifeandisimportanttobuildandhelpmaintainmembranesinyourbody.Unhealthylevelsofcholesterolcanleadtoheartandvasculardiseaseorstroke.Whileyourbodymakessomecholesteroltherestcomesfromanimalproductsyoueatsuchasmeatpoultrysheggsbuttercheeseandmilk.Cholesterolisnotfoundinfoodsfromplants.Getallthefactsoncholesterolheart-healthylivingandmore.VisitforyourFREEbookletSpeakingofFREEhaveyouhadyourvascularscreeningwithDaretoC.A.R.E.SeeifyouqualifyandsignupforthenextlecturebycallingorvisitDr.ValerianiBeadFromLDLtoHDLwevegotthelow-downoncholesterolknowingyournumbersandallyouneedtoknowonthegoodthebadandthelethal.TorememberwhatsgoodandwhatsbadwhenitcomestocholesterolherearesomehintsforkeepingitstraightfromofCardiologyAssociates8HeartVascularInstituteWhatmakeshighcholesterolsuchabadthingDr.BeadsaysManyactorscontributetoapersonscholesterollevellikesexageheredityanddiet.Whenbloodcholesterolrisestheriskocoronaryheartdiseaserisestoo.Keepingcholesterollevelsincheckiskeytopreventingheartattackandstroke.Otherriskactorslikehighbloodpressuresmokinganddiabetesincreasetheriskevenmore.Tatswhyitsimportanttounderstandthediferencebetweengoodandbadcholesterolandtoknowiyournumbersarekeepingyouhealthyorputtingyouatrisk.HHealthyHigh-densitylipoproteinHDLisgoodcholesterol.HDLisaproteinthatcarriescholesterolawayromyourarteriestoyourliver.Yourliverthenltersoutthatcholesterolremovingitromyourbody.Andthisltrationsystemkeepsitrombuildingupinyourarteriesandcausingaheartattackorstroke.WomentendtohavehigherHDLsthanmen.HDLlevelshigherthan60mgdLmayhelpprotectyouagainstheartdisease.Levelslessthan40mgdLormenandlessthan50mgdLorwomenmayincreaseyourriskorheartdisease.LLethalLow-densitylipoproteinLDLisalsoknownasbadcholesterol.HighlevelsoLDLcanclogyourarteriesandincreasetheriskoheartattackandstroke.oomuchcholesterolcanbuildupinyourarteriesormingplaqueknownasatherosclerosisinyourheartandbrainwhichnarrowsyourarteriesandmakesthemlessexible.KeepyourLDLlowbelow100mgdL.areaormoatthatsmadeinyourbody.Peoplewhohavehighlevelsotriglyceridesotenhavealowlevelogoodcholesterolandahighlevelobadcholesterol.Manypeoplewithheartdiseasediabetesorbothhavehightriglyceridelevels.riglyceridelevelso150mgdLorhighermayincreaseyourriskorheartdisease.TeLow-DownonHighCholesterolheartHDLLDLriglyceridesTOGEHTOGEHTOGEHKnowYourNumbersKnowYourNumbersSourcedfromtheAmericanHeartAssociation.