High cholesterol is excess levels of cholesterol in the blood. Cholesterol in the blood consists of three main components: low density lipoproteins, high density lipoproteins, and triglycerides.
Living With High Cholesterol
Sizzling ways to stop smoking
Quitting smoking is one of the most daunting challenges you'll face in your life. It's an addiction that is both physical and psychological, but quitting smoking can be done.
Start a regular exercise program
Exercise helps keep your body healthy and your tissue and organs working properly. In keeping your body in good working order, exercise also helps ward off many diseases.
Changing Your Diet (Continued)
On July 13, 2004, a government-appointed panel of experts from the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) issued an update on cholesterol guidelines for men and women considered at risk of heart attack or stroke. Learn about the panel's recommendations.
Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)
American Heart Association National Center
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute