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Understanding Cholesterol
  What is Cholesterol?
What is Cholesterol? Beyond Cholesterol Scientists have learned that other substances may give you and your doctor new clues about your heart disease risk. And that's good news. Coronary heart disease, in which fatty deposits build up in your arteries, is the nation's top killer.
  Why Control Cholesterol
High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined.
  Strategies for Managing Cholesterol
According to the American Heart Association, there are five main types of cholesterol-lowering medications.