It’s a major concern of today’s common men, actually its lipid profile and cholesterol is a part of it along triglycerides, HDL and LDL.
People who are overweight or obese are more likely to have high cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor for stroke and heart disease, as well as diabetes.
Cholesterol is not bad for us actually our body needs it and produce it also. It’s the amount in our body which matters. High level of cholesterol causes thickening of arteries of heart.
You need a blood test to check your cholesterol. A cholesterol test, also called a lipid panel, measures all of the fats in your blood, including total, LDL, and HDLcholesterol. High cholesterol levels don't make you feel sick. So the blood test is the only way to know your cholesterol levels.
A nutritionist can guide you what foods to eat to have good cholesterol in right amount.