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Should I be concern about my heart / life ?

In recent days there was practiced a general health test for all workers In my office and they told me that my heart seems to be bad and my cholesterol levels are high. Should I be concerned about it or not ? I am 25 years old
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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You should be. High cholesterol level (LDL) is a precursor to plaque formation in your arteries causing all kinds of problems like heart attacks or strokes. Odds are against you since you are very young. But then again, knowing this at early age may hopefully change your habits and therefore curb the effects. If you smoke, STOP! Eat healthier. Not to say avoid red meat and turn vegetarian. Eat a balanced diet. If you have very high cholesterol levels, go to your doctor. He/she may prescribe statins for you to help lower your cholesterol. Exercise. Now is a good day to start.
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