The first step to controlling cholesterol is to understand whether you're at risk for problems. This quiz can help you figure that out. This test is based on the treatment goals of the National Cholesterol Education Program and should be used as a guideline only.
Do you smoke?
Is your blood pressure greater than 140/90 mmHg or are you taking blood pressure medicine?
Is your age above 45?
Has your father, brother or son had heart disease before age 55, or your mother, sister or daughter before age 65?
Has your doctor told you that your HDL (good cholesterol) is low (below 50 mg/dL)?
Has your doctor told you that your LDL (bad cholesterol) is high (above 100 mg/dL)?
Are you a diabetic?
Have you been diagnosed with heart disease?