I nev­er liked going to doc­tors so I rarely did.  My body just didn’t feel right to me but I kept it to myself.  My son forced me to go to the doc­tor, he even took me there.  After all the tests were done, the doc­tor told that I had high cho­les­terol and need­ed to change the way I ate.  I told him that I have eat­en this way my whole life, why should I change now?

He told me why and I got scared.  He asked me if I want­ed to die before my time, I said no.  I got a real wake up call.  I am going to have to learn to cook with­out lard and all the good things I like, I might not like it as much but I want to live to be a ripe old age.  Even an old dog can learn new tricks.

IN 2016, THE U.S. EXPERIENCED

120
Mil­lion had low-den­si­ty lipopro­tein cho­les­terol lev­els that fall in the range where experts rec­om­mend cho­les­terol med­i­cine or had oth­er health con­di­tions putting them at high risk for heart dis­ease and stroke.
95
Mil­lion U.S. adults age 20 or old­er have total cho­les­terol lev­els greater than 200 mg/dL.
33
Of Amer­i­can adults have high cho­les­terol.
52
Of adults with high LDL cho­les­terol do not seek treat­ment.
Stephanie – Age 9 – Austin, Texas

Stephanie – Age 9 – Austin, Texas

High Cho­les­terol

Martin – Age 50 – Wilmington, Virginia

Martin – Age 50 – Wilmington, Virginia

High Cho­les­terol

Rachel – Age 60 – Boston, Massachusetts

Rachel – Age 60 – Boston, Massachusetts

High Cho­les­terol

Theo – Age 46 – Omaha, Nebraska

Theo – Age 46 – Omaha, Nebraska

High Cho­les­terol

Resources and Links

If you’re deal­ing with high cho­les­terol, you’re not alone. A num­ber of resources offer infor­ma­tion and sup­port that will help you low­er your cho­les­terol lev­els.

Organizations

Statistics/Facts

Medications and Therapies

Alternative Therapies

Nutrition Information/Recipes

Cholesterol Tools/Online Quizzes

Patient Stories

Clinical Trials