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How common is high cholesterol in women?

According to the National Women's Health Resource Center, more than 50 million American women have borderline-high to high cholesterol levels that may put them at increased risk for heart disease and stroke. It's important to have your cholesterol checked and to understand your cholesterol test results. If you have high cholesterol, work with your healthcare professional to develop an appropriate cholesterol-lowering plan.

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