Your body needs cholesterol to make hormones and to keep your cells healthy. Cholesterol comes from two sources: your liver and your diet. However, if your diet exceeds the body’s need for cholesterol or saturated fats, your cholesterol level in your blood will increase.
U.S. women are less likely than their male counterparts to get at least 30 minutes of exercise a day, the recommended minimum. Listen to this podcast on how this raises their odds for health problems like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and obesity.