What Do You Know About Cholesterol?
Take this quiz to see how much you know about cholesterol-and what tidbits come as a surprise. Your learnings may help you avoid having borderline high cholesterol. Talk to your doctor to learn more.
What is cholesterol?
A natural form of fat produced in the body
A man-made fat that only gets into the body through foods
A brain chemical that helps regulate the function of the nervous system
Why do we need cholesterol?
It controls the function of the nervous system
It controls appetite
Its a vital substance to body cells
Your total cholesterol score is…
The most important cholesterol figure to remember
The average of your cholesterol scores from the last three tests
The sum of all the types of cholesterol circulating in your blood
If you have a total cholesterol score under 200 mg/dL, your cholesterol profile is…
What is LDL cholesterol?
Its short for Lactose Deficient Linked cholesterol
The subtype that contributes most to arterial blockages
The “good” cholesterol
What is HDL cholesterol?
The variety that carries other cholesterol particles back to the liver
The subtype that has been linked to sudden heart attacks
Its short for Hydrolipolaic Deleterious Lipid cholesterol
What are triglycerides?
A group of medications that is slowly replacing beta-blockers
A type of blood fat, or lipid, that is produced by your lymph nodes
A type of blood fat, or lipid, thats used for energy
What is a beneficial LDL cholesterol score for most people?
Less than 160 mg/dL for healthy people, and less than 140 mg/dL for those with other cardiac risk factors
Less than 140 mg/dL for healthy people, and less than 120 mg/dL for those with other cardiac risk factors
Less than 100 mg/dL for healthy people, and less than 70 mg/dL for those with other cardiac risk factors
What is typically the biggest risk factor in developing high cholesterol?
Having a family history of high cholesterol
Eating a diet rich in red meat
Which of the following foods are best to eat as part of a balanced diet to try to help lower cholesterol levels?
Terms & Conditions
Notice of Privacy Practices
| For subscribers only:
WEIGHT WATCHERS Is the registered trademark of Weight Watchers International, Inc. SmartPoints and FitPoints are trademarks of Weight Watchers International, Inc.
© 2017 Weight Watchers International, Inc. All rights reserved.