Cholesterol numbers you should know1
Cholesterol is a fat-like substance found in the blood. It is a normal part of blood, but too much cholesterol can block the flow of blood to the heart or brain. Ask your doctor what your cholesterol goals should be. Your goals will depend on your risk factors for heart disease and stroke. If your numbers are too high, with your doctor's help, you can lower your cholesterol and prevent a heart attack or stroke.
 According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Available at www.nhlbi.nih.gov as of June 2010.This message provides general health or safety information and is not a substitute for diagnosis or treatment by a physician or other health care professional.