MISSION VIEJO, Calif., Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifescript.com, a women's health and wellness website headquartered in Mission Viejo, Calif., has launched a new online Cholesterol Health Center, designed to help women learn about and manage their cholesterol levels.
Cholesterol is a type of fat found in the blood. Too much of it leads to heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women.
High cholesterol contributes to about 20% of all strokes and 50% of all heart attacks; it affects about 36 million adults in the United States, according to the American Heart Association.
"The new Cholesterol Health Center provides the information you need to lower bad cholesterol levels, plus questions you should ask your doctor if you are newly diagnosed with high cholesterol," says Laurie Berger, Lifescript Editor-in-Chief.
Featuring dozens of articles, expert advice, low-cholesterol diet plans and much more, the Cholesterol Health Center aims to help you reduce your risk not only of high cholesterol, but of contracting heart disease and suffering a heart attack.
Some of the topics covered include which medications are most effective, how to determine your cholesterol risk and read medical tests, and how to identify the symptoms of heart disease in women. Learn about different types of cholesterol, the best cholesterol diet and fitness programs, plus find out how high cholesterol affects other conditions, such as diabetes.
"Fortunately, high cholesterol can often be fixed through correct diet and exercise programs tailored to the condition," says Edward Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical Officer. "Lifescript puts these low-cholesterol diet and fitness guides at your fingertips."
The Cholesterol Health Center is one of 66 health centers on the site. Lifescript Health Centers are designed to help women live healthier lives with medically reviewed articles, expert interviews, lifestyle tips, quizzes, recipes and more.
ABOUT LIFESCRIPT: One of the fastest-growing online healthy living publishers, Lifescript.com (http://www.lifescript.com/) attracts 10 million unique visitors monthly and is the leading website focusing exclusively on women's health. More than 7 million readers also subscribe to Lifescript's six daily email newsletters. The company has offices in Mission Viejo and Beverly Hills, Calif., and in New York City.