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If you’re at least 20 years old, it’s a good idea to have a cholesterol screening during your physical exam. Doctors generally recommend that adults have this screening test every five years. Understanding your cholesterol levels is the first step toward managing them effectively. When you watch this video, you’ll hear about the basics of cholesterol management.

It covers nutritional topics, such as increasing your intake of fiber-rich vegetables and eating nuts to get healthy fats. Exercise is also crucial for cholesterol management, as it helps raise good cholesterol and lower bad cholesterol. For many people, lifestyle changes are sufficient, but some may be prescribed cholesterol management medications to use in addition to a healthy lifestyle.

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