10 Vital Health Tests for Men

2. Cholesterol Testing

Once a man hits age 35, he should be getting his cholesterol check at least once every five years, according to the The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP). This is especially crucial for anyone diagnosed with heart disease, diabetes, or a family history of high cholesterol.

Remember, having high cholesterol can be an early sign of heart disease. Discovering that your cholesterol is high will give you the opportunity to make necessary changes to your diet and boost your chances of avoiding significant health problems.

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