What you need to know
- Cholesterol is a fatty substance made in the liver and found in some foods. Having high cholesterol increases your risk of having a heart attack or stroke
- A diet high in saturated fat, smoking, family history and having diabetes or high blood pressure all increase your risk of high cholesterol
- A diet low in saturated fat, regular exercise and quitting smoking will all help to lower your cholesterol
If these measures don't have an effect your GP may prescribe cholesterol-lowering medication.
We've got some great healthy food recipes that could help you maintain a healthy balanced diet.
Weight Watchers buckwheat risotto with salmon and brocolli