5 Cholesterol Facts You Didn’t Know

Like most people, you are probably just aware of the basic information about cholesterol. For example, it is a known fact that high levels of cholesterol are associated with several diseases such as heart disease and such. However, there are some facts that are unknown to many people including the point that your body actually needs some cholesterol.

Here are 5 more things you need to know about cholesterol:

5. Fasting is not really required to check cholesterol levels

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Recent studies have shown that the high LDL levels that are identified through blood test after fasting does not reflect any variation to detect the risk of heart disease. Basically you can have normal diet and take the blood test to get the same results. Usually, doctors asks you to fast before the blood test in order to compare the results and have nothing to do with the universal understanding that fasting is actually required to predict such risks. Since, we are not at a fasting state all the time; the non-fasting results are more realistic than the later.