High Blood Cholesterol
Frequently Asked Questions
10. What are some of the things that affect blood cholesterol level that I cannot control?
You cannot control
- heredity. High blood cholesterol can run in families.
- age. As we get older, our cholesterol levels rise.
- sex. Before menopause, women tend to have lower total cholesterol levels than men of the same age. After menopause, women's LDL (bad) cholesterol levels tend to increase.