Risk FactorsSome risk factors for high cholesterol can be reduced through lifestyle changes. The risk factors include lack of exercise, overweight and obesity, cigarette smoking, and high cholesterol diet. Some risk factors are more difficult to control, such as family history and liver functioning. Certain medications can contribute to high cholesterol as well. Individuals are encouraged to discuss their risk factors with a physician and request blood cholesterol screening at least every 5 years.
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