Know Your Numbers Quiz
Cholesterol levels, body mass index (BMI), lipid levels and blood pressure are all indicators of heart health. You may know your numbers, but do you know what they mean? Take our quiz and test your knowledge!
Cholesterol is tested through a blood test administered after nine to 12 hours of fasting. Why is fasting necessary before this test?
To thin your blood prior to the testing
To assure that your last meal is completely metabolized prior to the testing
To keep you hungry
Results will only show up if your stomach is empty