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This booklet offers advice for adults who want to lower their blood cholesterol level. The first section, "What You Need To Know about High Blood Cholesterol," discusses blood cholesterol and why it matters, what cholesterol numbers mean, and what affects blood cholesterol levels. Section 2, "What You Need To Do To Lower Blood Cholesterol," presents guidelines on choosing foods low in saturated fat, total fat, and cholesterol; choosing foods high in starch and fiber; being more physically active; and losing weight. Two heart-healthy diets containing varying amounts of saturated fat and cholesterol are provided. The third section, "How To Change Your Eating Habits and Be More Physically Active," tells how to buy and prepare foods, how to eat healthily when in restaurants or at social events, how to fit physical activity into daily routines, and what to look for in choosing a weight loss progrram. Tables list the saturated fat, cholesterol, total fat, calories from fat, total calories and sodium content in foods, show serving sizes for meat and cheese, give information on different types of physical activity and food label claims. (JDD)

Descriptors: Adults, At Risk Persons, Dietetics, Eating Habits, Food, Health Promotion, Heart Disorders, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Physical Health

NHLBI Information Center, P.O. Box 30105, Bethesda, MD 20824-0105.

Author: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst. DHHS-NIH, Bethesda, MD.


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