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“Your GP might suggest having a test if they think your cholesterol level could be high,” explains the NHS.
The health body continues: “This may be because of your age, weight or another condition you have (like high blood pressure or diabetes).”
It says to ask your GP surgery for a cholesterol test if you have not had a test before and you’re over 40, overweight, have high cholesterol or heart problems run in your family.
“If you have high cholesterol, a doctor or nurse will talk to you about how you can lower it.”