It is in the news on a near-daily basis. Research studies address various aspects of it. Many people ask what their doctor can do about it. "It" is cholesterol. The evidence overwhelmingly demonstrates that elevated cholesterol levels greatly increase the risk of death due to cardiovascular diseases (CVD), such as heart attack and stroke. These diseases claimed 927M^ lives in the U.S. in 2002, making CVD the number one killer in the U.S. today.
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