Trying to Lower Your Cholesterol? Eat This!

According to the American Heart AssociationTrusted Source, cardiovascular disease (CVD) kills more people in the U.S. each year than all types of cancer combined. It also kill more people than all types of chronic lower respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma.

Furthermore, between the years 2015 and 2018, 126.9 million Americans had some form of CVD, costing the healthcare system $226.2 billion and leading to $151.8 billion in losses due to lost productivity and premature deaths. The Monday Campaigns note that there are three important risk factors associated with heart disease that can be controlled:

  • high blood pressure
  • high cholesterol
  • smoking

Additionally, two of these factors — high blood pressure and high cholesterol — can be altered by diet. In honor of February being American Heart Month, the organization is promoting several important dietary changes that people can make, which will reduce their risk for heart disease and improve their all-around health.

Excerpted from Healthline

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