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Web Links on Cholesterol

Your body needs cholesterol to work properly. When you have extra cholesterol in your blood, it builds up inside the walls of your arteries (blood vessels), including the ones that go to your heart. This buildup is called plaque. Plaque narrows your arteries and slows or stops the blood flow. This can cause a heart attack, stroke, or other serious heart disease

Test Your Cholesterol IQ (American Heart Association)

Common Misconceptions about Cholesterol (American Heart Association)

Cholesterol - What to Ask Your Doctor (MedlinePlus)

Cholesterol: What Your Levels Mean (American Heart Association)

Cholesterol and Your Child (Nemours Foundation)

Cholesterol: The Best Foods to Lower Your Cholesterol and Protect Your Heart (Mayo Clinic)

Cholesterol (MedlinePlus)

Colestorol (Spanish) (MedlinePlus)


Recommended Books & Publications

Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook: Delicious Recipes to Help Lower Your Cholesterol, 4th edition
American Heart Association (2010)

The nation’s most trusted authority on heart-healthy living presents the fourth edition of this classic cookbook, with the most up-to-date information on heart health and nutrition—including the effects of saturated and trans fats and cholesterol—and 50 exciting new recipes.

101 Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol: Easy Tips that Allow You to Take Control, Reduce Risk, and Live Longer
Shirley S. Archer, David Edelberg (2009)

This guide is the non-intimidating, easy-to-follow, one-stop resource for managing and maintaining healthy HDL, or "good" cholesterol levels.

Heart Smart for Black Women and Latinas: A 5-Week Program for Living a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle
Jennifer H. Mieres, Terri Ann Parnell, and Carol Turkington (2008)

This book is an important wake-up call for black women and Latinas to understand that small steps can make a difference in preventing heart disease.

Controlling Cholesterol for Dummies
Carol Ann Rinzler and Martin W. Graf MD (2008)

You’ll learn how to lower your numbersand maintain healthy cholesterol levels. You’ll also find outhow to eat and exercise properly, use vitamins and supplements, andquit unhealthy habits.

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Lowering Your Cholesterol
Mason W. Freeman and Christine E. Junge (2005)

An associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School presents a guide to controlling cholesterol levels, explaining the science behind cholesterol while offering a step-by-step risk assessment schedule.

Harvard Medical School Guide: Como controlar el nivel de LDL en nuestro organismo/ Lowering Your Cholesterol (Spanish Edition)Mason W. Freeman and Christine E. Junge (2008)

Your Guide to Lowering Your Cholesterol with TLC (Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (85 pg. PDF)

Heart Healthy Home Cooking: African-American Style
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (44 pg. PDF)

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