What you eat can make a difference in your cholesterol levels. Making the right choices now can help you steer your cholesterol in the right direction. It may even be able to help you slow plaque buildup in your arteries.
If your cholesterol level is too high, your doctor or nutritionist may recommend the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) diet, developed by the National Institutes of Health.
The TLC diet is a low–saturated-fat, low-cholesterol diet that recommends that:
If you follow these dietary guidelines and your cholesterol is not lowered enough, you can try increasing the amount of dietary (soluble) fiber in your diet. Certain food products, such as cholesterol-lowering margarines and salad dressings, can be added to the TLC diet to boost its cholesterol-lowering power.
Visit the National Institutes of Health Web site to get more information about Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes..
Food labels can be extremely helpful when you’re managing your cholesterol by adopting a cholesterol-lowering diet—and trying to slow plaque buildup in your arteries. Once you learn to decode the 8 parts of a food label, you’re well on your way to making healthy food choices.
Talk to your doctor about prescription CRESTOR.
When diet and exercise alone aren't enough to lower cholesterol, adding CRESTOR can help.
In adults, CRESTOR is prescribed along with diet to lower high cholesterol and to slow plaque buildup in arteries as part of a treatment plan to lower cholesterol to goal.
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The information on this Web site should not take the place of talking with your doctor or health care professional. If you have any questions about your condition, or if you would like more information about CRESTOR, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Only you and your health care professional can decide if CRESTOR is right for you.