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Americans not using cholesterol-lowering drugs

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Too many Americans are not doing enough to treat bad cholesterol even though most are eligible for treatment.

The researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that more than half of Americans who are eligible to take Cholesterol-lowering drugs, are not doing so.

People with high LDL Cholesterol levels and who are at risk for heart disease are among those eligible to take these medications.

Doctors are recommending getting enough exercise, eating healthy, and losing weight to control high cholesterol - yet less than half of those eligible Americans are making these lifestyle changes.

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