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10 Common Cholesterol Mistakes


The steps to lowering high cholesterol -- eating right, exercising, and taking medication -- may seem simple, but many people make mistakes that stand in the way of success.

Maintaining a healthy diet, exercising, and sometimes taking statins to control cholesterol can all work at protecting heart health. And these cholesterol-lowering recommendations from your doctor are backed by scientific evidence. Taking medication for high cholesterol lengthens life and delays death by an average of two years, even when the drug is started at an advanced age, according to researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, who reviewed more than 80 studies on cardiovascular disease.

So why is lowering cholesterol such a challenge?

It turns out people make a number of mistakes in their efforts to reduce high cholesterol. Take a few minutes to learn which obstacles could be standing between you and a successful cholesterol lowering plan.

Here are 10 ways you may be sabotaging your own efforts to reduce cholesterol:

  Jackie Replied:

All good ideas.

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