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Are You Prone to High Cholesterol?

by Myreille Simard
published March 30, 2009

According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, 40% of Canadians suffer from high cholesterol, which increases their risk of heart disease. Certain factors, such as genetics, are irreversible, but your daily habits can also positively or negatively affect your cholesterol risk. Take our quiz to find out if you’re prone to high cholesterol.
1. Are you over 50 years old?



2. Do you smoke?



I recently quit (a year ago or less).

3. Do your parents suffer from high cholesterol?

Yes, both of them do.

Yes, but only one of them does.

Neither of them do.

I don’t know.

4. Do you usually buy light or low-fat versions of foods and drinks?



Only sometimes.

5. Do you snack on sweets like cookies and cake often during the week?


Just once or twice.

No, I rarely eat sweets.

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