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Dr. Paula Walker discusses cholesterol health

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September is National Cholesterol Education Month. The National Stroke Association encourages everyone to visit their doctor this month for a cholesterol test.

Dr. Paula Walker from Columbus State University talks more about the importance of cholesterol education.

Watch the video for answers to these questions:

*What is cholesterol?

*How does cholesterol affect stroke risk?

*What role does screening play?

*What increases cholesterol levels?

*How often should one be screened for high cholesterol?

*In the meantime, what can be done to keep cholesterol in check and prevent disease?

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