Number of Americans with high cholesterol dropping

April 24, 2012 9:28:55 AM PDT
U.S. health officials say adult cholesterol levels are continuing to fall, even though two thirds of adults are overweight.

Thirteen percent of adults in the U.S. have high total cholesterol.

Experts say the drop may be partly due to cholesterol-lowering drugs and lower smoking rates.

Too much total cholesterol can put you at risk for heart disease.