ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Did you know, Louisiana has the 5th highest death rate from cardiovascular disease?
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According to the American Heart Association, 38% of adults have high cholesterol, and a common cause of the disease is, in fact, high cholesterol.
Out of the more than 72,000 people in Louisiana who have cardiovascular disease, nearly 73% have high or bad cholesterol.
While many people may be able to reduce their cholesterol through diet, or exercise, those who have experienced a previous heart attack or stroke and still have high cholesterol, despite current treatment may require additional help.
As part of a national initiative to lower the high statistics of cardiovascular disease, AMGEN, a program called Cholesterol 911.
It focuses on fighting heart disease by informing the public of all of the risks.
For more information on the Cholesterol 911 project, visit https://www.cholesterol911.com/.
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