The NHS says to ask your GP surgery for a cholesterol test if you have not had a test before and you’re over 40, overweight, or high cholesterol or heart problems run in your family.
“You’re more likely to have high cholesterol.”
How to lower high levels
There are several foods which are not just part of a healthy diet, they can actively help to lower your cholesterol too.
“You should try to eat some of these every day as part of your healthy diet,” advises cholesterol charity Heart UK.