Understanding Cholesterol

Your doctor informs you you have high cholesterol. Now what?

So your doctor informs you that you have high cholesterol. She tells you that you need to exercise and eat more fiber and less fat. So what's really going on? Here are some links to help you better understand the issue.

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association has tons of great information, including a quiz, personal stories, and common misconceptions about cholesterol.

National Cholesterol Education Program

The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) has an interactive site focused on bringing cholesterol awareness to Americans.

Mayo Clinic

Check out preventative measures, how to prepare for a doctor visit and lots of basic information on cholesterol at the Mayo Clinic's Web site.