Average Cholesterol Level For US Adults Reaches Recommended Range
The averagecholesterol level for U.S. adults last year decreased to 199 and reached therecommended range for the first time in almost 50 years, according to a reportreleased by CDC on Wednesday, the AP/Long Island Newsday reports.
The report uses data collected by CDC every two years. For the latest report,CDC examined data on cholesterol levels for a nationally representative sampleof about 4,500
The report said that the most significant decreases in cholesterol levels last year occurred in men ages 40 and older andwomen ages 60 and older. Experts in large part attributed the decreases incholesterol levels among adults to increased use of anti-cholesterolmedications (Stobbe, AP/Long Island Newsday, 12/13).
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