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If you're at risk for a heart attack, you should do more than take cholesterol-lowering medication. Researchers at the University of Texas studied 400 people with heart disease and found that those who took only medication had a 30 percent risk for a heart attack or open-heart surgery. But those who took medication, ate a low-fat diet and exercised had a 5 percent risk.
There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.
If you’re more than 100 pounds overweight, bariatric surgery may be the solution for you. Use this center to learn about the different types of procedures and the risks and benefits of each.
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