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About Cholesterol

The Lowdown on LDL Cholesterol

Explore the topics below and find out more about what it means to have high LDL cholesterol, how it affects your health, and the importance of working with a healthcare provider to help reach your LDL-C goals.

What is Cholesterol?

What is Cholesterol?

Knowing your cholesterol level is really important, but an understanding of bad cholesterol—called LDL cholesterol (LDL-C for short)—is essential for taking it down.

Learn about the different types of cholesterol

Types of Cholesterol

Understanding Cholesterol Levels

When it comes to cholesterol, there’s good and there’s bad. And research says, for a healthy heart, you need to manage both.

Learn about high LDL cholesterol causes

Causes of High LDL Cholesterol

Genetics and Cholesterol

Lifestyle and Cholesterol Management

The majority of cholesterol is made in the body, but some is found in the foods we eat. Regardless of where it comes from, however, having too much—specifically, too much of the bad kind of cholesterol called LDL cholesterol—can increase your cardiovascular risk.

Heart Felt: The Story of Our Global Cholesterol Crisis

Heart Felt: True stories of Life in the Shadow of High LDL Cholesterol

This documentary film captures the stories of people across five different countries engaged in a fight against the same common enemy—LDL cholesterol (LDL-C).

Get help and support reaching your cholesterol goals

Reach For Your Goals

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Learn about the potential effects of high LDL cholesterol

Effects of High LDL Cholesterol

High levels of LDL cholesterol have a close connection to heart health, and when those levels increase, so do your cardiovascular risks.

Find information about high LDL cholesterol treatment

Managing High LDL Cholesterol

Diet and exercise are always the first step in managing your high LDL cholesterol, but for some, they may not be enough. It’s important to talk to your healthcare provider about finding a management plan that works for you.

Find a collection of helpful cholesterol resources

Other Cholesterol Resources

In the fight to Take Down Cholesterol, knowledge is power.