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Cholesterol levels continue to drop, CDC says
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- While two-thirds of adults in the U.S. are overweight, only 13 percent have high cholesterol, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Experts believe it's largely because so many Americans take cholesterol-lowering drugs. Falling smoking rates and other factors also play a role.
The government set a goal that no more than 17 percent of adults have high total cholesterol.
Women reached that goal about five years ago, while men did it more than 10 years ago.
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