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Can Your Height Affect Your Cholesterol Levels?

Last updated 4 years ago

There are two main types of cholesterol: HDL cholesterol, which is considered “good;” and LDL cholesterol, which is considered “bad.” To protect yourself from bad cholesterol, it’s important for you to be aware of your potential risk. 

This video from American Heart Association asks an interesting question about the link between a child’s height and his bad cholesterol level later in life. In fact, researchers have determined that toddlers and teens who are taller than their peers are more likely to have lower cholesterol levels at middle age.

If you have any questions about the effect cholesterol can have on your overall health, call the Northside Hospital Consult-A-Nurse referral line at (888) 598-9586. We provide a wide range of healthcare services for our St. Petersburg and Pinellas Park patients. 


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