Health Tip: Why Do I Have High Cholesterol?

Factors that raise your risk

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(HealthDay News) -- High cholesterol may be triggered by a number of factors, many of which you can control.

The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute cites these risk factors:

  • Eating foods that contain too much fat and cholesterol.
  • Being overweight or obese.
  • Getting insufficient exercise.
  • Having a genetic condition called familial hypercholesterolemia.

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