Jarun Ontakrai – 123rf.com

Trans fats

This type of fat is similar to saturated fats in that they also tend to increase a person’s blood cholesterol levels.

Trans fats may be found in foods that contain hydrogenated vegetables oils, including shortenings and hard margarines. ‘The harder the margarine or shortening, the more likely it is to contain more trans fats’.

See your doctor

Always see your doctor if you are concerned about your cholesterol levels. A blood test can determine whether you have elevated cholesterol levels or not. Your doctor will recommend what type of treatment and/ or dosage of treatment may be necessary for you.

Source: Brochure on cholesterol by Aspen Pharmacare.

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