The Importance of Knowing your Cholesterol

Samantha Chen

Samantha Chen, Registered Nurse, explains at the Healthy Hub total cholesterol is done, because it's preventive. "It's good to know your number so that we can prevent any issues in the future," she says.

According to Ted Feldman, Medical Director of Prevention and Community Health, breaking cholesterol is an excellent screening test, but understanding the relationship between your bad and good cholesterol is extremely important. "The lower you're good and the higher you're bad, the much greater your risk for developing all sorts of cardiovascular disease," he points out.

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