Cholesterol and triglycerides are two important lipids, which are best kept constantly under control. If we have too much cholesterol, it deposits on the walls of the arteries, forming plaque which obstructs blood flow, with risks for the cardiovascular system (good HDL cholesterol removes excess cholesterol, bad LDL cholesterol deposits cholesterol on the walls of the blood vessels). A high concentration of triglycerides is also associated with the development of cardiovascular disease.
Having a blood test is the only way to detect this problem as high levels of blood lipids do not produce any symptoms.
Check your cholesterol with the CDC|Gruppo Affidea Check-up
- Total Cholesterol
- HDL Cholesterol
- LDL Cholesterol