Cholesterol Rising in Young Adults

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If you ask young adults what their cholesterol level is, many of them will tell you they have no idea and it's not a concern to them at this time. But a new study published in the American Heart Association's journal "Circulation" is giving them something to worry about. It shows an increase in cholesterol levels in both men and women ages 25 to 34 years.

Doctors say many in this age group still feel as if they'll live forever and may not be thinking about limiting their animal-fat intake. Cholesterol-lowering drugs contribute to the drop in levels for older adults, but doctors say younger adults should become aware now what their number is and how to control it.