Cholesterol and lipid tests
Read about cholesterol (or lipid profile) blood tests, which look at cholesterol and other fats in your blood, and what the results mean.
Cholesterol is a fat-like substance made by your body and also found in food. It is needed for good health, but too much can increase your risk of heart disease.
Health checks for women
A guide to routine health checks and tests for women, including mammogram, bowel cancer screening, blood pressure and more.
Essential screening tests for men
Screening tests are health checks that aim to pick up health problems early in people who don't have symptoms of disease.
How to lower your cholesterol
High cholesterol increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, but lifestyle changes and sometimes medicines can lower your levels of bad LDL cholesterol.