FACTS AND FIGURES ABOUT CHOLESTEROL

There are 88 milligrams of cholesterol in a fried chicken drumstick from Kentucky Fried Chicken.

75% of the cholesterol in your blood is made by the liver and other cells in your body.

37 million American adults have cholesterol levels in the high risk range over 240.

The foods you consume account for 25% of the cholesterol in your blood.

23% of the adults in the United States have never had a test for cholesterol.

All Americans should begin to have their cholesterol levels monitored by age 20.

Only 1% of calories consumed in a healthy diet should come from trans fats.

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