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YOUR GUIDE TO Lowering Your Cholesterol With TLC

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (2005) YOUR GUIDE TO Lowering Your Cholesterol With TLC. UNSPECIFIED.

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    Abstract

    High blood cholesterol can affect anyone. It’s a serious condition that increases the risk for heart disease, the number one killer of Americans—women and men. The higher your blood cholesterol level, the greater your risk. Fortunately, if you have high blood cholesterol, there are steps you can take to lower it and protect your health. This booklet will show you how to take action by following the “TLC Program” for reducing high blood cholesterol. TLC stands for Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes, a three-part program that uses diet, physical activity, and weight management. Sometimes, drug treatment also is needed to lower blood cholesterol enough. But even then, the TLC Program should be followed. The booklet has four main sections: It explains why cholesterol matters and helps you find your heart disease risk; describes the TLC Program; talks about a condition called the metabolic syndrome that can also be treated with TLC; and offers advice on how to make heart healthy lifestyle changes. Within the sections you’ll find tips on such topics as how to: communicate better with your doctor and other health care professionals, read food labels, make and stick with lifestyle changes, plan heart healthy menus for the whole family, and make heart healthy choices when you eat out. Anyone can develop high blood cholesterol—everyone can take steps to lower it.


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    Item Type: Other
    Uncontrolled Keywords: cholesterol, heart disease, “TLC Program”, Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes, diet, physical activity, weight management, metabolic syndrome, heart healthy lifestyle changes
    Subjects: Government Publications
    Government Publications > NIH (National Institutes of Health)
    Health
    Health > Nutrition
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      Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2007
      Last Modified: 02 Jun 2011 11:39
      Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/646

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