Cholesterol

Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol 

About Cholesterol

Cholesterol itself isn't bad. We all have and need this wax-like substance in our bodies. Learn about the so-called "good" and "bad" cholesterol, where it comes from, and why it's important for your health.

Cholesterol Testing

Testing for cholesterol is easy and should be a priority in maintaining your health. Find out how cholesterol tests are done and how often to be tested. 

HDL, LDL, and Triglycerides

Learn about "good" cholesterol, "bad" cholesterol and triglycerides, and how they affect your cardiovascular health.

Prevention & Treatment of Cholesterol

You can lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. Take responsibility for managing your cholesterol levels with healthy lifestyle choices and a sound medical treatment plan when prescribed.

Causes of High Cholesterol

High cholesterol levels can run in families, and women generally tend to have higher levels of HDL than men. Find out more about who has high cholesterol, and discover why managing cholesterol is important even for children.

Cholesterol Tools & Resources

Learn more with our online tracking resources, downloadable information pages and personal stories from people like you.


Watch, Learn and Live

Interactive Cardiovascular Library

Our Interactive Cardiovascular Library has detailed animations and illustrations to help you learn about conditions, treatments and procedures related to heart disease and stroke.

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