If your family has high cholesterol or heart disease, you may be at risk. Ask family about elevated cholesterol.
Cholesterol rises. The Obesity Action Coalition recommends losing 5–10% of body weight to decrease cholesterol. Calories affect weight.
Take a 10-minute lunchtime walk or the stairs instead of the elevator.
cheese bacon, chicken skin, and other fatty meats grain- and dairy-based sweets egg yolks whole milk
Trans fats raise "bad" cholesterol and lower "good" cholesterol. They're in crackers, cookies, and fries. Since 2013, food trans fat has reduced.
Eat fats. Butter and coconut oil are solid at normal temperature.
Unsaturated fat-rich nuts and avocados make nutritious snacks. fruits, vegetables, beans
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood InstituteTrusted Source says smoking raises cholesterol and heart disease. Tobacco causes atherosclerosis.
If lifestyle improvements don't lower cholesterol, you may need medication. Statins reduce cholesterol most often.