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Cholesterol Level, is to high ?

Today My Dr. told me I had Cholesterol level 6.9, he also told me this was high. How high is high, is this very very worryingly high, or just it s okay ish kind of high. and What the hell do I do to lower it. I am 41, overweight, not sure of what to eat and what not to eat. Is it the exercising or the losing weight that is important to High Cholesterol.
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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The UK average is 5.7, ideal is 5 or less Exercise Increases HDL levels (the ‘good’ cholesterol) and decreases LDL (the ‘bad’ cholesterol) Reducing saturated fats in your diet helps read this leaflet - http://www.heartuk.org.uk/new/downloads/factsheets/Hearts_Sake.pdf
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