Cholesterol is measured by a blood test done at your Doctors office or a lab. A cholesterol test will tell you your total cholesterol level. It will also tell you the levels of your Good (HDL) and Bad (Ldl) cholesterol and your triglycerides. How often you have this blood test may depend on your personal risk of heart attack or strokes. Talk with your physican about how often your cholesterol should be checked.
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