High cholesterol symptoms
Statins: Kill or Cure?
Risk factors for high cholesterol you can control: Weight: Being overweight can increase cholesterol levels. Exercise: Regular physical activity can lower LDL and raise HDL. Type 2 diabetes: High blood glucose increases cholesterol levels and damages the lining of your arteries. Smoking: Cigarette smoking lowers HDL and increases the likelihood of blood clots. Medications: Certain medications can increase your cholesterol. Talk to your doctor about any medications you are taking.