Unveiling the Causes and Risks Associated with High Cholesterol

Eating too much saturated and trans fat can increase your LDL cholesterol levels. Saturated fat is found in animal products such as meat, poultry, and full-fat dairy products.

Being overweight or obese can increase your LDL cholesterol levels and lower your HDL cholesterol levels.

Physical activity helps lower LDL cholesterol levels and raise HDL cholesterol levels.

Smoking lowers HDL cholesterol levels and damages your arteries.

If you have a family history of high cholesterol, you are more likely to have high cholesterol yourself.

Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, kidney disease, and hypothyroidism, can increase your cholesterol levels.