Recent news reports have focused on the topic of adjusting cholesterol levels for good heart health. Some research suggests people should reduce LDL (bad cholesterol) to levels significantly below what was considered acceptable in the past. But how low should your cholesterol really be to promote heart health? The research published over the last two years seems to support the idea that the target for LDL cholesterol should be below 80. The previous guidelines recommended 130 for prevention of heart disease and 100 for treatment of people with established disease.
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