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What Are the Signs and Symptoms of High Blood Cholesterol?

High blood cholesterol usually has no signs or symptoms. Thus, many people don't know that their cholesterol levels are too high.

If you're 20 years old or older, have your cholesterol levels checked at least once every 5 years. Talk with your doctor about how often you should be tested.

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