LDL

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LDL is a type of cholesterol. It is the main source of cholesterol buildup and blockage in the arteries. It is optimal to have an LDL level lower than 100 mg/dL. (The higher your LDL cholesterol level, the greater your chance of getting heart disease.) If your LDL level is higher than 130 mg/dL, please talk with your doctor to learn ways to reduce your levels. A low-fat diet, maintaining a healthy weight, and regular exercise are steps you can take to get your cholesterol levels under control. You may also need to take medications depending on your other risk factors – your doctor can help you determine if medications are right for you.