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What Causes High Cholesterol

Many things can cause high cholesterol, including: Diet. Eating too much saturated fat and cholesterol can raise your cholesterol. Saturated fat and cholesterol are in foods that come from animals (such as beef, pork, veal, milk, eggs, butter, and cheese), many packaged foods, stick margarine, vegetable shortening, and snack foods like cookies, crackers, and chips. Weight. Being overweight may raise triglycerides and lower “good” HDL. Activity level. Not exercising may raise “bad” LDL and lower HDL. Overall health. Diseases such as hypothyroidism can raise cholesterol. Smoking may […]

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