What Causes High Cholesterol?

An Unhealthy Diet

Eating too much food high in saturated fat (such as meats, butter, deep fried food
and coconut milk) can increase your risk of developing high cholesterol.

Lack Of Exercise

This may increase LDL or bad cholesterol and reduce good cholesterol, HDL.


Being overweight may increase bad cholesterol (LDL).

Unhealthy Lifestyle

Regular smoking and consuming excessive alcohol can increase
bad cholesterol (LDL).

Age And Gender

Cholesterol levels go up as we age. Before menopause, women generally have lower
cholesterol levels than men; after which, it rises to about the same levels as men.

Family History

High cholesterol can run in families due to genetics or similar eating habits.