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Cholesterol and lipid tests

A cholesterol (or lipid profile) test looks at the various levels of cholesterol and other fats in your blood.

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Cholesterol

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.

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How to lower your cholesterol

High cholesterol levels increase your risk of heart disease and stroke — here's how to lower the level of bad cholesterol in your blood.

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Statins

Statins are medicines used to lower cholesterol and are recommended for people at risk of cardiovascular disease. Here's how statins work.

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Triglycerides

Triglycerides are a type of fat in your blood and are usually measured along with cholesterol. Find out more about the impact of high triglyceride levels.

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Is butter really better?

Butter is back in fashion because it's 'all natural', but since it's high in fat, is it healthier than margarine? And what about cholesterol-lowering spreads?

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Dietary fats

The body needs some fats and oils as part of a balanced diet. But some fats (unsaturated fats) are healthier than others (saturated and trans fats).

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Men's health

Many men feel uncomfortable discussing health issues affecting them. Here’s advice on how to lower your cholesterol or spotting signs of depression, as well as information about other health problems

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Metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a collection of disorders that increases the risk of stroke, heart disease and diabetes. Find out more about its symptoms and treatments.

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Vascular dementia

Vascular dementia develops due to problems with the blood’s circulation to the brain. Find out about the types, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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