13 Myths -- and Facts -- About Lowering High Cholesterol

About half of all Americans have cholesterol that's too high. Here's how to sort fact from fiction when it comes to managing yours (14 Photos)

Arricca SanSone on Nov 21, 2011 at 1:33PM

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13 Myths -- and Facts -- About Lowering High Cholesterol

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Myth: Thin, Fit People Don't Get High Cholesterol

Truth: “Being thin is no guarantee you won’t have high cholesterol,” says Fred Ralston, Jr., M.D., an internist at Fayetteville Medical Associates in Fayetteville, Tenn. “We know genetics, poor diet and lack of exercise are components that contribute to high cholesterol. While you can change your diet and exercise more, you can’t do anything about family history.” Get your cholesterol checked regardless of your weight, diet or exercise routine.

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