(WTVM) - September is National Cholesterol Education Month. The National Stroke Association encourages everyone to visit their doctor this month for a cholesterol test.
Dr. Paula Walker from Columbus State University talks more about the importance of cholesterol education.
Watch the video for answers to these questions:
*What is cholesterol?
*How does cholesterol affect stroke risk?
*What role does screening play?
*What increases cholesterol levels?
*How often should one be screened for high cholesterol?
*In the meantime, what can be done to keep cholesterol in check and prevent disease?