Should I Have My Cholesterol Checked?

Young, healthy adults age 20 or older should have their cholesterol checked at least once every five years. You may need yours checked more often if any of these is true:

  • You are a man who is age 45 or older.
  • You are a woman who is age 55 or older or who has gone through menopause.
  • You have heart disease.
  • You have high cholesterol, risk factors for high cholesterol, or risk factors for heart disease.

Ask your doctor whether you're due for a cholesterol test.


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