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What are the benefits of lowering cholesterol?

The benefits of lowering your cholesterol include decreasing your chance of plaque formation in your arteries. Plaque in your arteries can lead to strokes, heart attacks, and peripheral artery disease. Other ways of decreasing your risk for these diseases include quitting smoking, incorporating a heart diet, and exercising at least 30 minutes for 5 days a week.

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