Test Your Cholesterol IQ

Test your knowledge about cholesterol, one of the major risk factors for heart disease, heart attack and stroke. Answer these six questions True or False and find out how you did below.

The Questions

  1. Thin people don’t need to worry about high cholesterol.
  2. Smoking can raise your cholesterol level.
  3. Cholesterol levels can never be too low.
  4. Women who have been through menopause have healthier levels of cholesterol.
  5. High blood pressure is one of the symptoms of high cholesterol.
  6. A 10 percent reduction in cholesterol can decrease your risk for heart disease by 20 percent.


  1. False. Any body type can have high cholesterol.
  2. True. Smoking increases the likelihood of blood clots.
  3. False. We need a certain amount of cholesterol to be healthy.
  4. False. After menopause, women usually have higher cholesterol levels.
  5. False. High cholesterol has NO symptoms. That’s the reason it’s so important to have it checked.
  6. True. A small decrease in your cholesterol can make a BIG difference.