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There are two kinds of cholesterol: "bad" low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and "good" high-density lipoprotein (HDL).
Your doctor may order a cholesterol test as a part of a routine exam or if you have at least one of these risk factors:
- High blood pressure.
- Type 2 diabetes.
- Tobacco use.
- Insufficient exercise.
- A diet high in saturated fat.
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