Lifestyle 2016-10-21T21:02:11+00:00

Lifestyle

Reducol® is an easy, effective way to help lower LDL cholesterol. High LDL cholesterol is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVD), the leading cause of mortality in the U.S. and much of the developed world.

Guide for Cholesterol Levels from the United States National Cholesterol Education Panel (NCEP)

Along with elevated LDL cholesterol, 5 other conditions that increase risk of CVD are:

• Hypertension
• Diabetes (Type II)
• Family history of CVD
• Cigarette smoking
• Low HDL cholesterol (“good cholesterol”) levels

The NCEP has recommended 5 lifestyle changes that can reduce risk of CVD by helping to lower LDL cholesterol by up to 25%:

• Increase your intake of plant sterols/stanols up to 2 g/day
• Reduce your intake of saturated fats
• Reduce your intake of cholesterol
• Reduce your body weight
• Increase your intake of soluble fibers, such beta-glucan found in oats and barley

It has been estimated that each 1% reduction in LDL cholesterol reduces the risk of coronary heart disease by about 2%. For many individuals, these lifestyle changes