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What is the daily recommended amount of cholesterol?

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A daily cholesterol intake of less than 300 milligrams is recommended for adults by the American Heart Association. A person who already has heart disease should limit intake to less than 200 milligrams daily, according to WebMD.

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A few lifestyle changes can decrease the risk of high cholesterol and heart disease. It is possible to reduce cholesterol in the diet by avoiding foods high in saturated fat and foods that contain large amounts of dietary cholesterol. Exercise is beneficial in cholesterol management. Quitting smoking also helps cholesterol levels. When dietary and lifestyle changes are not sufficient, cholesterol-lowering drugs may be needed, according to WebMD.

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