Cholesterol Education - 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. High blood cholesterol itself does not cause any symptoms, so many people are unaware that their cholesterol level is too high. NIH nutritionist, Janet De Jesus says it is important to get cholesterol levels checked.
De Jesus: It’s measured by a blood test so the best type is a fasting lipid panel, which has to be done in your doctor’s office.
Narrator: Everyone age 20 and older should have their cholesterol measured at least once every 5 years. If blood cholesterol levels are high, they can be lowered with lifestyle changes. For more information on measuring and controlling blood cholesterol levels, visit www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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