At least one in six Mississippians have high cholesterol
High cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. Source: Mississippi State Department of Health https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/43,0,297,506.html
Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, is the leading cause of death in Mississippi, accounting for over a third of all deaths in the state. Mississippi’s CVD mortality rate remains the highest in the nation.