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Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Free Cholesterol Screening in February




February is American Heart Month! Know your numbers and encourage your loved ones to do the same with a FREE cholesterol screening at King Soopers.*

 

free chloresterol Screening

*Please see your Pharmacy or Clinic for details. Offer valid Feb 1 through 28, 2018. Fasting preferred for 12 hours prior to screening. Restrictions may apply. Good while supplies last. Subject to availability in select locations. Free screening offer not valid in Nevada.

 

 

Know your numbers with a FREE cholesterol screening

Know your numbers with a FREE cholesterol screening courtesy of your King Soopers Pharmacy, and encourage your loved ones to do the same!* Good while supplies last. Subject to availability in select locations.

Research shows clear links between high blood pressure, unhealthy cholesterol levels, obesity and the risk for developing cardiovascular disease, so it’s smart to monitor your levels regularly. You can find Health Stations in approximately 2,200 of our Pharmacies. These stations offer a convenient way to track and measure your blood pressure, as well as other important body metrics.

Schedule a FREE Cholesterol Screening

You can also schedule a screening in person at your Pharmacy, or by calling 1-877-444-9689.

Visit The Little Clinic near you or sign up and We’ll Hold Your Spot!™ to save your place in line until your estimated visit time.

 

 

 

Important Information About Heart Health — Eating right is an important part of keeping your heart healthy. Click here for recipes.

Cholesterol

Why check cholesterol levels? 

Total cholesterol is the amount of cholesterol in your blood, made up of:

  • Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL): The main form of cholesterol that builds up and causes blockage in the arteries, raising the risk for heart attack. Optimal: 100-129 mg/dL (with no health issues or risk factors for heart disease)
  • High Density Lipoprotein (HDL): A “good” cholesterol, since having more of it lowers the risk of coronary heart disease. Optimal: 60+ mg/dL
  • Triglycerides (TGs): Another fatty substance in the blood that, when elevated, increases the risk for heart disease. Optimal: <150 mg/dL

Blood Pressure

What Your Numbers Mean

Normal

Below 120/80 mmHg

Elevated (pre-high blood pressure)

120–129/<80 mmHg

When one or both numbers are in this range, and stay high over time

Hypertension (high blood pressure)
130–139/80–89 mmHg (Hypertension Stage 1)
140+/90+ mmHg
(Hypertension Stage 2)

BMI (Body Mass Index)

Underweight

Below 18.5

Normal (healthy weight)

18.5–24.9

Overweight

25–29.9

Obese

30+

Blood Glucose (HbA1C Test)

Normal level for someone without diabetes:

Less than 5.7%

Normal level for someone with controlled diabetes:

Less than 7%

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