High Blood Cholesterol


Many things can affect the level of cholesterol in your blood. You can control some of these things but not others.

What You Can Control

You can control

Your Diet

Certain foods have several types of fat that raise your cholesterol level.

Your Weight

Being overweight tends to

Your Activity Level

If you don't exercise regularly, you may gain weight. This could increase your LDL cholesterol level. Regular exercise can help you lose weight and lower your LDL level. It can also help you increase your HDL level.

What You Cannot Control

You cannot control some things that can affect the level of cholesterol in your blood, including

High blood cholesterol can run in families. For most people, their cholesterol level is the result of an interaction between their genes and their lifestyles.

As we get older, our cholesterol levels rise.