As A 40-Year-Old Woman, Do I Have To Worry About High Cholesterol?

Question: As a 40-year-old woman, do I have to worry about high cholesterol?

Answer: Certainly 40-year-old women need to worry about their cholesterol. Heart disease develops by growing plaque laying down like rings in the trees every year. So if we don't worry about cholesterol in our 40s, it's likely to catch up to us in our 50s, 60s, and 70s.

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