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.