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Cholesterol in foods such as eggs and shrimp should be watched, but saturated and trans fats actually are more likely to boost your cholesterol levels, especially the bad kind.
Fats, however, are only part of the equation here.
Statins are the most commonly used drug for getting cholesterol in a safe range, but keep in mind that these come with side effects, such as constipation or diarrhea, stomach pain and cramps, and muscle soreness, pain and weakness.
As September is National Cholesterol Education Month, think of this as a good time to get your numbers checked, particularly if you haven’t done so in a few years.
And only when you know, can you do anything to improve your cholesterol levels.