The relationship between cholesterol and your overall health can sound like a Facebook status: It’s complicated.
That said, the American Heart Association says too much could cause health problems down the road. (High cholesterol is often treated with cholesterol-lowering medications like statins, which can cost payers anywhere from $10 to almost $800 for one prescription fill depending on the type of statin and whether it’s a brand-name or generic drug.)
Along with diet and exercise, your age, weight, and heredity contribute to your overall blood cholesterol level.
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