Why You Need to Watch Your Cholesterol Now

January 26, 2015 9:16 PM

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Why You Need to Watch Your Cholesterol Now

Consider it a wake-up call for generations X and Y: You may think you are healthy, but having cholesterol levels that are even slightly high during your 30s may double your risk for heart disease later in life, new research shows.

People can lower their risk of developing heart disease by refraining from smoking and maintaining a healthy weight and blood pressure. But regardless of whether you do those things, if your cholesterol is above the healthy range starting in your mid-30s, you might be setting yourself up for a heart...

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