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OBESITY AND HIGH CHOLESTEROL
Dyslipidemia is a condition in which three important fats found in your bloodstream are out of balance:
- Levels of LDL cholesterol, also called "bad cholesterol," are too high
- Levels of triglycerides are too high
- Levels of HDL cholesterol, also called "good cholesterol," are too low
People who are overweight or obese are more likely to have high cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor for stroke and heart disease, as well as diabetes.
Fortunately, a lot can be done to bring these risks down and get your cholesterol to where it should be, including:
- Working with your doctor to evaluate your condition and determine if medication is an option
- If you smoke, quit, or enroll in a cessation program to help you quit
- Managing your weight
- Becoming more active