The American Heart Association recommends that all adults have their cholesterol checked every 4 to 6 years, starting at age 20, which is when cholesterol levels can start to go up.Author: Rena Goldman. Negative Impact of High Cholesterol. Studying cholesterol in older adults is trickier than it sounds, Martin says. Many people who have high cholesterol die from complications of heart disease before reaching an advanced age. Those who live into their 70s or 80s despite high cholesterol might have other factors that increased their longevity.
High Cholesterol in the United States In 2015–2016, more than 12% of adults age 20 and older had total cholesterol higher than 240 mg/dL, Slightly more than half of the U.S. adults 95 million U.S. adults age 20 or older have total cholesterol levels higher than 200 mg/dL. 7% of U.S. Feb 20, 2017 · Over time, a person's body tends to produce more cholesterol, meaning that all adults should check their cholesterol levels regularly, ideally about every 4 to 6 years. Cholesterol Author: Jenna Fletcher.
Jun 13, 2016 · June 13, 2016 -- Heart experts have cast doubt on a study claiming high levels of cholesterol do not cause heart disease in older people. The study, by Author: Peter Russell. Apr 29, 2017 · Maintaining healthy cholesterol levels is a great way to keep your heart healthy. It can lower your chances of getting heart disease or having a stroke. But first, you have to know your cholesterol numbers. All adults age 20 or older should have their cholesterol .