Cholesterol is a soft, waxy substance in your blood. It increases your chance of heart disease, stroke and other problems. Many things may put you at risk for high cholesterol. You can’t control some of these risks such as your age, gender or family history. Fortunately, the list of things you can control is longer. It includes your weight, diet, exercise, blood sugar and smoking.
Let’s take a look at what this might mean for you.