R. Elaine Turner

Elevated LDL-cholesterol and low HDL-cholesterol levels in the blood are among the major risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD), the nation’s No. 1 killer, and are subject to modification through diet, exercise, and if necessary, cholesterol-lowering medications. With average LDL-cholesterol levels above the desirable levels, it’s not surprising that adult Americans are seeking ways to lower their cholesterol levels.

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