The tendency to have high cholesterol can be inherited, or be caused by your lifestyle. Eating a healthy diet and building regular physical activity into your life can help to lower high blood cholesterol levels. Medication can also help to reduce cholesterol levels. Medication is no substitute for a good diet and physical activity, though. Even if you are taking cholesterol-lowering medication, it is important to eat healthy and exercise.
- Further information on cholesterol can be found through the following links:
- Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada: Managing Cholesterol
- Hearth and Stroke Foundation of Canada: How to Manage your Cholesterol Guide