Cholesterol is a fat-like substance found in all cells of our body. Cholesterol is used in the production of cell membranes and some hormones, but its presence in the blood in excess is harmful. High blood cholesterol levels increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. The higher a person’s cholesterol level, the more likely they are to have heart disease.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in men and women in our country.
What to look for in cholesterol tests?
- Total cholesterol
- Vldl cholesterol
- Total lipid