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How can you get tested for high cholesterol?

How can you get tested for high cholesterol?

Dr Louisa Draper

"If you’re between the ages of 40 and 75, you should be having your cholesterol tested every 5 years. " - Dr Louisa Draper

Dr Louisa Draper

"If you’re between the ages of 40 and 75, you should be having your cholesterol tested every 5 years. "

Dr Louisa Draper

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A cholesterol test is a blood test designed to check how high your cholesterol levels are.

Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in your blood. It’s created naturally by your liver, but can also be found in certain foods. Your body needs a certain amount of cholesterol to work properly, but too much can be dangerous.

Having high cholesterol levels in your blood increases your risk of getting a stroke or developing heart disease.

If you or your doctor is worried that your cholesterol levels are too high, you might be offered a cholesterol test.