Controlling Cholesterol

Change Lives by Controlling Cholesterol in Your Communities

In many communities, people may find controlling their cholesterol levels particularly challenging. For instance, residents affected by nutrition insecurity often cannot afford the types of foods needed for a heart-healthy diet. The American Heart Association recommends that all adults ages 20 or older have their cholesterol and other risk factors checked every four to six years as long as their cardiovascular risk remains low. For patients over age 40, a health care professional might use an equation to calculate 10-year risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

This lesson gives guidance on:

  • The role of cholesterol in the body.
  • The difference between “good” and “bad” cholesterol.
  • How to make small changes to manage cholesterol.

Checking, changing (if needed) and controlling cholesterol levels is an important part of maintaining a healthy heart and reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke. Visit Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol for more information.

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Amgen proudly supports the American Heart Association’s Empowered to Serve Initiative.