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Cholesterol Drop

Americans’ cholesterol levels have dipped since the 1980s, thanks to lipid-lowering drugs and better awareness, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. The study found that average total cholesterol dropped from 206 milligrams per deciliter in 1988-1994 to 196 in the 2007-2010 time period, with a similar decrease in LDL (or “bad”) cholesterol.