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The truth about cholesterol: A quiz

A high blood cholesterol level is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease. Take this quiz to test your cholesterol knowledge, because what you don’t know can hurt you.

Most of the cholesterol in your body comes from what you eat.

TrueFalse

To protect your heart, you want:

high levels of high-density lipoproteins, or HDLhigh levels of low-density lipoproteins, or LDLhigh levels of triglyceridesnone of the above

Which one of the following oils is bad for your cholesterol?

peanutcanolapalmolive

The cholesterol in your food is the biggest culprit behind high cholesterol levels.

TrueFalse

The government-sponsored Therapeutic Lifestyles Changes (TLC) diet recommends you get how many of your daily calories from saturated fat?

less than 25 percentless than 12 percentless than 7 percentThey make no recommendation.

If you’re not overweight, you don’t have to worry about cholesterol.

TrueFalse

The American Heart Association recommends you start cholesterol testing at age:

20304050