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Thirteen Percent of U.S. Adults Have High Cholesterol

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HYATTSVILLE, Md., Oct. 30 (UPI) — In 2011-12, an estimated 13 percent of U.S. adults ages 20 and older had high total cholesterol, unchanged from 2009-10, officials say.

Margaret D. Carroll, Dr. Brian K. Kit, Dr. David A. Lacher and Sung Sug “Sarah” Yoon of the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found 11.1 percent of men and 14.4 percent of women had high total cholesterol, unchanged since 2009-10.

Nearly 70 percent of U.S. adults — 67 percent of men and nearly 72 percent of women — had been screened for cholesterol, unchanged since 2009-10, the study said.

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