CDC: Cholesterol levels decline among U.S. adults

10/16/2012 | MedPage Today

CDC researchers said average cholesterol levels in U.S. adults declined from 1988 to 2010. People are eating less trans fat, smoking less and taking more lipid-reducing drugs. The study in the Journal of the American Medical Association said even though more people are taking cholesterol medications, improvements also were seen among those not on the drugs. The average LDL cholesterol level remains above rates that indicate a risk for heart disease.

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