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Health with Dr. Paula: Cholesterol

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – September is national cholesterol month and now is the time to learn  all about cholesterol and everyone is encouraged to talk with their doctor about scheduling a test.

Cholesterol is a soft, waxy substance produced by the body and found in certain foods. They increase over time because of their diet.

Cholesterol adds pla1ue in the body and this interferes with blood flow, which could cause high blood pressure and even a heart attack

Cholesterol levels are interested by no exercise or foods with high amount trans fats.

Check your cholesterol levels at least every 5 years if you are age 20 or older, and more often if you have a family history of high cholesterol.

The ideal number for cholesterol is 200.

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