Eating foods that have a lot of cholesterol is not the only way to get high cholesterol. Many things increase the chances of a buildup of cholesterol in your blood. Some of these are things you cannot change. These are called uncontrollable risk factors. They include:
Whether or not you have a family history of high cholesterol or any other uncontrollable risk factors, the best way to prevent high cholesterol is to make healthy lifestyle changes and get treatment for related conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure.
Last Revised: July 2, 2010
Author: Healthwise Staff
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