Understanding Your Cholesterol Level (cont.)
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How Are Cholesterol Levels Checked?
Cholesterol levels are checked by a simple blood test. This test measures total cholesterol, low-density lipoproteins (LDL) cholesterol, high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol, and triglycerides. Your health care practitioner will be able to help you interpret the blood test results to determine if your cholesterol levels are normal or require treatment.
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High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is positively associated with a decreased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD).