In the UK, 7 out of 10 people over the age of 45 have high cholesterol levels (Bupa 2007). Although there are no clear symptoms, high cholesterol levels have been associated with heart disease and stroke - two of Britain's biggest killers.
Dr Sarah Brewer , GP is a freelance health writer and broadcaster who was named Health Journalist of the Year in 2002. She has appeared on various TV shows including BBC Breakfast , GMTV , and This Morning , and is the contributing Health Editor for Marie Claire . Sarah has an MSc in nutritional medicine. Dr Molly Siple , RD is a Registered Dietician and health writer.