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Cholesterol

Take the Cholesterol Quiz

Cholesterol is a soft, waxy substance found in all parts of your body. It helps form cell membranes and helps your body make some hormones and vitamin D. Excess cholesterol can build up in the arteries, narrowing them and slowing or blocking blood flow to the heart, brain, and other organs.

1. Anyone who is 20 or older should have a cholesterol check:
2. A complete lipid screening test done after you fast for 9 to 12 hours measures:
3. LDL cholesterol is called "bad" cholesterol because:
4. HDL is called "good" cholesterol because:
5. A diet that helps keep blood cholesterol levels in check includes:
6. How can exercise help blood cholesterol levels?
7. Besides high cholesterol, which of these can make it more likely that you will get heart disease?
8. How is high cholesterol treated?
Online Medical Reviewer: Horowitz, Diane, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Wilkins, Joanna, RD, CD
Date Last Reviewed: 5/1/2017
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