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Cholesterol Management

ACC / AHA 2013 guidelines (see pp 45-47)

AHA/ACC 2013 lifestyle management guidelines (see pp 13-14)

2015 USDA dietary guidelines (see p 90 re: cholesterol)

AHA dietary recommendations

The below link is an excellent teaching guide for non-clinical facilitators to understand the guidelines and provide background on managing cardiovascular risks for patients. The deeper you go into the article, the more information available. To the left is a link to the 2013 guidelines (a link is on the left side of the page). At the bottom of the page are 2 videos that do a good job in explaining the guidelines and their purpose.
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Understanding-the-New-Prevention-Guidelines_UCM_458155_Article.jsp

Additional Sites with Info in Non-Clinical Language

8 page pamphlet with embedded videos
AHA web public pages with additional links

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