High cholesterol can cause coronary disease, stroke, and heart attacks. Know what your cholesterol levels are and the difference between “good” vs. “bad” cholesterol.
Important facts you should know about cholesterol and cholesterol screening:
- Cholesterol levels go up when people eat lots of saturated and trans fats (found in processed foods), fail to get sufficient exercise, smoke, or have a genetic pre-disposition.
- The American Heart Association recommends that people older than 20 have their cholesterol levels checked at least once every 4-6 years unless risk factors support more frequent monitoring.
- People over the age of 45, or who are overweight, have a family history of diabetes, or have other risk factors, should have their levels checked more frequently
- You must fast for 9 to 12 hours before this test
- Typical cholesterol screening, like that provided by WellNow, measures blood levels of HDL (high-density lipoprotein or “good cholesterol”) and LDL (low-density lipoprotein or “bad cholesterol”)
- Early intervention saves lives!
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