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High Cholesterol: Lowering Your Risk and Your Drug Bill

You have tried diet and exercise but your cholesterol, and more important, your low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or "bad") cholesterol, is still too high. Your doctor says you need to go on drug therapy to reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke. It is important that you understand the role that cholesterol, high blood pressure and lifestyle choices (including smoking) have on your risk of heart attack. What’s Your Risk?…

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