Cholesterol levels continue to drop, CDC says

LOS ANGELES

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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