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Cholesterol Awareness
Thursday, September 22, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Category: Events

Cholesterol Awareness

According to the Mayo Clinic, Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in your blood. Your body needs cholesterol to build healthy cells, but high levels of cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease.

With high cholesterol, you can develop fatty deposits in your blood vessels. Eventually, these deposits grow, making it difficult for enough blood to flow through your arteries. Sometimes, those deposits can break suddenly and form a clot that causes a heart attack or stroke. High cholesterol can be inherited, but it's often the result of unhealthy lifestyle choices, which make it preventable and treatable. The good news is,  a healthy diet, regular exercise and sometimes medication can help reduce high cholesterol.


Jodie Hofacre, RD, LDN, CBDCE, is the outpatient dietitian at Sibley Memorial Hospital. She graduated from University of Kentucky and completed her internship at Vanderbilt Medical Center. She provides comprehensive, high quality nutrition counseling to patients using Hospitals programs, initiatives and related entities. Jodie provides weight loss management /medical nutrition therapy for diabetes, and bariatric patients and serves as the expert resource for health care staff for consultation & education. Jodie evaluates each individual’s dietary habits and nutritional needs. She has been with Sibley Memorial Hospital for more than 15 years.

Thursday | Sept. 22 | 1 to 2 p.m. | via Zoom

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