Overview & Facts
Do you have high cholesterol? It’s a silent health risk that can be deadly. Here’s what you should know about good and bad cholesterol – and your heart disease risks.
What Is Cholesterol?
What is cholesterol? Here’s a good overview of this topic, including definitions of cholesterol types, target cholesterol levels, and more.
WebMD's Cholesterol Health Check is a tool that will evaluate your personal health and lifestyle history to help you manage your cholesterol better.
Learn more about the words that might appear on test results and more in this glossary of terms that relate to cholesterol, heart disease, and high blood pressure.
Are You At Risk?
Learn what causes high cholesterol and what controls it.
Read about what borderline cholesterol is, and what you can do about it.
Learn about kids’ cholesterol and heart disease risks.
Learn how to cut heart disease risk, like reducing high cholesterol.
Exercise, oats, soy, fish, nuts: They all help lower cholesterol.
Learn what works and what doesn’t among alternatives sold to control cholesterol.