(ABC News) – Cholesterol. For many of us, it’s a nagging number that our doctors keep bugging us about.
And now, a new report from the CDC suggests that more of us are getting the message about these healthy steps.
Researchers finding that levels of total cholesterol in U.S. adults have decreased since the late nineties.
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The rate of American adults living with high cholesterol went from nearly one in five – to one in eight.
And as for the “good” HDL cholesterol, the kind you want to have high levels of, researchers finding more Americans with healthy numbers in this category.
This means more Americans are protected from the heart-harming effects of bad cholesterol.
And while researchers aren’t sure whether medications or lifestyle changes are the reason for the improvement, it goes to show that we can all take steps to improve our cholesterol.