• Why You Should Start Thinking About Your Cholesterol Earlier

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    High cholesterol is known to be one of the primary risk factors for heart disease , since it can contribute to plaque buildup in the arteries. But even though the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends regular cholesterol testing starting around age 20, many Americans don't give cholesterol-or heart disease , for that matter-much thought until later in life.
    A new modeling study published in the Lancet gives extra reason not to put off cholesterol screening and treatment. It confirms that high blood levels of “bad” cholesterol are associated with a greater risk of...
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