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How often should I get my cholesterol checked?

How often should I get my cholesterol checked?

Get your cholesterol checked every 6 months if you have high cholesterol; otherwise every 5 years.

The American Heart Association recommends that everyone 20 years of age and older have their cholesterol checked every five years.

If your cholesterol is high and/or you are taking medication to control your cholesterol, your physician will probably check it every 6 months to a year.




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