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Cholesterol Treatment, Tailored to Fit

Custom Cholesterol Care:

When it comes to treatment for high cholesterol, one size does not fit all. The main goal is to lower LDL ("bad") cholesterol enough to reduce the risk for a heart attack. But the best strategy for achieving that goal varies widely. A 65-year-old woman with diabetes and kidney disease has very different needs from a healthy 25-year-old man. That's why individualized care is essential.

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Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS

Last Annual Review Date: Dec. 15, 2013

Social Spotlight on Cholesterol

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An HDL level less than 40 mg/dL is low and is considered a major risk factor because it increases your risk for developing heart disease.