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SHOULD I BE WORRIED? The body actually needs cholesterol to carry out some of its functions, like maintenance of the cell membrane integrity and production  of some hormones in the body; but when it is present in excess (hypercholesterolemia), it becomes worrisome. It is no longer strange that some people like to check their cholesterol level even though they may not understand what the details of the laboratory investigation imply. When you go for a ‘cholesterol test’, usually a simple total cholesterol test or a fasting lipid profile may be

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