Cholesterol Levels on the Decline


The objective of Healthy People 2010, a nationwide health promotion and disease prevention agenda, to have 17% or fewer Americans with high total cholesterol appears to have been met, according to a data brief from the CDC. Available at, the brief indicates that a little more than 13% of adults in the United States had high cholesterol, based on 2009-2010 data.

Source: CDC.

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