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Dear Sir,I would like to know how one can control his cholesterol level.
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It depends a lot on how high your cholesterol levels are, but a good place to start is with a good diet and exercise. Fruits, veggies, whole grains, fewer saturated fats and no trans fats can really help you to bring down your cholesterol. Depending on your risk level and how high it is this might not be enough, but it's a great place to start. Engaging in 150 minutes of activity per week (30 min. a day for 5 days a week, for example) can help a lot too. You don't have to take up an intense sport or anything- just going for walks can even help. If you smoke, quitting is always a great health choice.

If those things aren't enough, talk to your doctor about your cholesterol levels and whether or not you could benefit from medication. The "statins" for example are a class of drugs that are really effective at lowering cholesterol (for example, Lipitor or Crestor).

Hope that helped!

Jill
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