Our expert says:
It is better to do a fasting lipogram early in the morning with a proper blood test - the fingerprick test is more a screening test. If the cholesterol is > 5, you could try adjusting your diet by avoiding fatty foods, cutting down on red meat etc. HIgh cholesterol is hereditary in a high % of people, so if diet alone does not bring it down after 3 months, you may need to start taking cholesterol lowering medication.
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