Cholesterol Blood Test
A simple home blood test to measure triglycerides, LDL and HDL cholesterol as well as determining your risk of heart disease based on your ratio of HDL good to total cholesterol.
Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in the blood that plays an essential role in how the cells in the body work.
However, too much cholesterol in the blood can have a serious effect on your health as it increases your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. There are many factors which raise the risk of cardiovascular disease and we are learning more all the time about the complex biological processes which lead to a heart attack.
High levels of cholesterol have long been known to increase your risk but, even then, it is not that simple there are different types of cholesterol and some are more dangerous than others.
Cholesterol is manufactured in the liver and also comes from the food we eat. Diet, family history, obesity and lack of exercise can all adversely impact cholesterol levels.