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High Cholesterol

Cholesterol carries lipids (fats) through our bloodstream. LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, can deposit fats on our artery walls. HDL, or “good” cholesterol, can collect excess fat from our blood vessels. High levels of LDL are a risk factor for heart disease.

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Cholesterol Quiz

How much do you know about cholesterol? Mark each of the following statements True or False.

 

True

False

1. Nothing I do can lower my cholesterol.

2. All cholesterol in my blood is bad.

3. Exercise can’t help me control my cholesterol.

4. I don’t have to worry if my cholesterol is just a little high.

5. To lower my cholesterol, I just need to stop eating eggs.

 

Answers

  1. FALSE. Your eating and exercise habits play a big role in controlling cholesterol. If you smoke, quitting can also help you get cholesterol under control. And your doctor can prescribe medicine if you need extra help.

  2. FALSE. Some cholesterol is needed for your body to work. And some types of cholesterol are better for your body than others.

  3. FALSE. Exercise increases the amount of HDL (good) cholesterol in your bloodstream. This is good for your body and your health.

  4. FALSE. Even if your cholesterol is just a little high, you are at increased risk for a heart attack or stroke.

  5. FALSE. Egg yolks are high in cholesterol. But eating foods that are high in saturated fats and trans fats is more likely to raise your cholesterol levels.

Cholesterol Quiz
How much do you know about cholesterol? 

True or False

​1. ​​Nothin​g I do can lower my cholesterol.

FALSE. Your eating and exercise habits play a big role in controlling cholesterol. If you smoke, quitting can also help you get cholesterol under control. And your doctor can prescribe medicine if you need extra help.​


​2. ​​All cholesterol in my blood is bad.

FALSE. Some cholesterol is needed for your body to work. And some types of cholesterol are better for your body than others.


3. ​​Exercise can't help me control my cholesterol.

FALSE. Exercise increases the amount of HDL (good) cholesterol in your bloodstream. This is good for your body and your health.


4. I don’t have to worry if my cholesterol is just a little high​.

FALSE. Even if your cholesterol is just a little high, you are at increased risk for a heart attack or stroke.


5. To lower my cholesterol, I just need to stop eating eggs​.

FALSE. Egg yolks are high in cholesterol. But eating foods that are high in saturated fats and trans fats is more likely to raise your cholesterol levels.​


​​Cholesterol Quiz
How much do you know about cholesterol? 

True or Fa​lse

1. Nothin​g I do can lower my cholesterol.

FALSE. Your eating and exercise habits play a big role in controlling cholesterol. If you smoke, quitting can also help you get cholesterol under control. And your doctor can prescribe medicine if you need extra help​.

​2. All cholesterol in my blood is bad.

FALSE. Some cholesterol is needed for your body to work. And some types of cholesterol are better for your body than others.​

3. ​​Exercise can't help me control my cholesterol.

FALSE. Exercise increases the amount of HDL (good) cholesterol in your bloodstream. This is good for your body and your health.​

4. I don’t have to worry if my cholesterol is just a little high​.

FALSE. Even if your cholesterol is just a little high, you are at increased risk for a heart attack or stroke.

5. To loser my cholesterol, I just need to stop eating eggs​.

FALSE. Egg yolks are high in cholesterol. But eating foods that are high in saturated fats and trans fats is more likely to raise your cholesterol levels.​

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