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HEALTH TIP: Are You at Risk for High Cholesterol?
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Risk factors include obesity
Risk factors for high cholesterol include things you can’t control, such as age, gender and family history. But lifestyle choices—factors you can control—are a big part of the equation, too.
The Cleveland Clinic says controllable risk factors for high cholesterol include:
- Whether your diet is high in saturated fat and cholesterol.
- Whether you’re overweight/obese.
- Whether you’re getting enough regular exercise.
- Whether you have emotional stress and turn to unhealthy habits to help manage that stress.