You Should Never Believe These Myths You’ve Heard About Cholesterol

2. Myth: High cholesterol always leads to heart disease

Doctor drawing ecg heartbeat chart

High cholesterol is just one risk factor. | iStock.com/BrianAJackson

The reality: High cholesterol is one risk factor for heart disease, but there’s no guarantee it will cause you major problems.

You shouldn’t ignore your high cholesterol, but you don’t need to panic according to Healthline. Elevated cholesterol just means you have a higher chance of developing issues later on. There are many risk factors for heart disease, like your family’s history, high blood pressure, developing diabetes, and smoking.

Next: Worry about one, forget about the other.

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