Test Your Cholesterol Knowledge

  • What does a lipid profile (also called a lipid panel) measure?

     

    A. Total cholesterol

     

    B. LDL cholesterol

     

    C. HDL cholesterol

     

    D. Triglycerides

     

    E. All of the above

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  • Having high LDL cholesterol is healthy.

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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  • Which type of cholesterol is called "good" cholesterol?

     

    A. HDL cholesterol

     

    B. LDL cholesterol

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  • Having high cholesterol and triglyceride levels increases your risk for:

     

    A. The buildup of fat, cholesterol, and other substances on your artery walls that makes them narrower (atherosclerosis)

     

    B. Heart attack

     

    C. Stroke

     

    D. All of the above

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  • Medicine is the only treatment for high cholesterol and triglycerides.

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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  • Which habits can lead to high cholesterol levels?

     

    A. Smoking

     

    B. Obesity

     

    C. Eating foods high in fat and cholesterol

     

    D. Not getting enough exercise

     

    E. High alcohol use

     

    F. All of the above

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  • If you are overweight, losing 5 to 10 pounds can help lower cholesterol levels.

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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  • Getting regular exercise can improve your cholesterol numbers.

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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  • Heart-healthy fats include:

     

    A. Saturated fats and trans fats

     

    B. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats

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  • Quitting smoking can help you:

     

    D. All of the above

     

    A. Increase your HDL, or "good," cholesterol by 10%

     

    B. Decrease your risk of a heart attack 24 hours after quitting

     

    C. Lower your risk of heart disease by half one year after quitting

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