Medical Monday: Cholesterol Management

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Many patients may be surprised when they learn they have high blood cholesterol because there are no symptoms that directly point to this condition. However, doctors say learning to mange cholesterol early on can have a significant impact on your heart health.

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There is a genetic component to high cholesterol, but lifestyle habits can also have an impact. Eating a diet low in saturated and trans fat, not smoking and maintaining a healthy weight are all factors that can be controlled.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, has a resource page with critical heart health and high blood cholesterol information. Click on the link attached to this article to be redirected to that site.