Visit http://www.heart.org/cholesterol for additional resources about managing cholesterol. In this video, Dr. Don Lloyd-Jones talks tips for managing and controlling high cholesterol, including what to eat and not to eat. Controlling cholesterol is one of the 7 key factors related to better heart health. Other cardiovascular health factors (that are part of American Heart Association’s “Life’s Simple 7”) include: stopping smoking, eating better (diet), getting active (exercise), managing blood pressure, losing weight, and reducing blood sugar. Visit http://www.Heart.org/MyLifeCheck for more information about all of the 7 health factors, and to take an assessment explore your health.
Dr. Don Lloyd-Jones, MD, SCM, FACC, focuses on Preventative Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and is a volunteer at the American Heart Association.