What’s Your Cholesterol I.Q.? (Heart Health)
Are you cholesterol smart? Test your knowledge about high blood cholesterol with the following questions. Decide whether each statement is either true or false.
High blood cholesterol is one of the risk factors for heart disease that you can do something about.
True. High blood cholesterol is one of the risk factors for heart disease that a person can do something about. High blood pressure, cigarette smoking, diabetes, obesity, and physical inactivity are the others.
Women don’t need to worry about high blood cholesterol and heart disease.
False. Blood cholesterol levels in both men and women begin to go up around age 20. Women before menopause have levels that are lower than men of the same age. After menopause, a women’s “bad” LDL-cholesterol level goes up â€” and so her risk for heart disease increases. For both men and women, heart disease is the number one cause of death.
If you got these questions incorrect, it’s time to start paying attention â€” and get smart about cholesterol! It’s your life on the line.