Test Your Cholesterol Knowledge

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

    Total cholesterol

    LDL cholesterol

    HDL cholesterol

    Triglycerides

    All of the above

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  • Having high LDL cholesterol is healthy.

    True

    False

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

    HDL cholesterol

    LDL cholesterol

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

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

    Heart attack

    Stroke

    All of the above

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

    True

    False

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  • Which habits can lead to high cholesterol levels?

    Smoking

    Obesity

    Eating foods high in fat and cholesterol

    Not getting enough exercise

    High alcohol use

    All of the above

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

    True

    False

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  • Getting regular exercise can improve your cholesterol numbers.

    True

    False

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  • Heart-healthy fats include:

    Saturated fats and trans fats

    Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats

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  • Quitting smoking can help you:

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

    Decrease your risk of a heart attack 24 hours after quitting

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

    All of the above

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