|High cholesterol is the main risk factor for heart disease?
|High cholesterol is only a risk factor for heart disease in a minority of the population; namely middle aged men with a family history of heart disease.
|Cholesterol lowering drugs are only prescribed in high risk individuals.
|Cholesterol lowering drugs are prescribed liberally and in many cases prematurely.
|People understand which foods affect their cholesterol levels.
|Most people don't have a clue what foods raise their cholesterol.
|Eating too much fat will raise your cholesterol levels.
|Carbohydrates and trans fatty acids raise cholesterol levels more than anything else.
|The lower your cholesterol, the healthier you will be.
|If your cholesterol is TOO low you could suffer from serious health problems and reduced quality of life.
|Cholesterol lowering drugs have minimal side effects.
|Cholesterol lowering drugs commonly cause serious side effects which are not recognised.
|The lower your cholesterol the longer you will live.
|Elderly people with high cholesterol live longer than those with low cholesterol.
|Cholesterol is bad for you.
|Cholesterol is essential for good health.
It is needed for the production of sex hormones and vitamin D, and healthy brain function.