High cholesterol: Two signs on your face that increase risk of death at a 'younger age'

LDL cholesterol is branded the “bad” cholesterol because it contributes to fatty build-ups inside your arteries.

General tips to lower high cholesterol

Since one in 250 of the UK population has familial hypercholesterolaemia, most people can bring cholesterol levels down through overhauling their lifestyle.

“To reduce your cholesterol, try to cut down on fatty food, especially food that contains a type of fat called saturated fat,” advises the NHS.

Saturated fat is the kind of fat found in butter, lard, ghee, fatty meats and cheese.


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