Hyperlipidaemia Quiz

  1. Which of the following is the definition of hyperlipidaemia?


    “That is correct! The condition of having high levels of lipids (or fatty substances) in the blood is known as hyperlipidaemia. These include high levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, phospholipids and fatty acids which increases the risk of developing heart disease and stroke.”
    “Incorrect. The condition of having high levels of lipids (or fatty substances) in the blood is known as hyperlipidaemia. These include high levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, phospholipids and fatty acids which increases the risk of developing heart disease and stroke.”
  2. What does “LDL” stand for?


    “That is correct! LDL stands for Low Density Lipoproteins. Lipoproteins are the form in which lipids (fatty substances such as cholesterol) are transported from the liver to the tissues of the body. Excess LDL cholesterol contributes to the blockage of arteries, which eventually leads to heart attacks. LDL cholesterol is therefore more commonly known as the ‘bad’ cholesterol.”
    “Incorrect. LDL stands for Low Density Lipoproteins. Lipoproteins are the form in which lipids (fatty substances such as cholesterol) are transported from the liver to the tissues of the body Excess LDL cholesterol contributes to the blockage of arteries, which eventually leads to heart attacks. LDL cholesterol is therefore more commonly known as the ‘bad’ cholesterol.”
  3. What does “HDL” stand for?


    “That is correct! HDL stands for High Density Lipoprotein. The high-density lipoproteins transport cholesterol from the tissues of the body to the liver so it can be gotten rid of in the bile. HDL cholesterol is therefore considered the ‘good’ cholesterol. The higher the HDL cholesterol level, the lower the risk of coronary artery disease.”
    “Incorrect. HDL stands for High Density Lipoprotein. The high-density lipoproteins transport cholesterol from the tissues of the body to the liver so it can be gotten rid of in the bile. HDL cholesterol is therefore considered the ‘good’ cholesterol. The higher the HDL cholesterol level, the lower the risk of coronary artery disease.”
  4. Which option below represents the common primary causes of hypertriglyceridemia levels – a factor that may lead to high LDL (bad) cholesterol levels?


    “That is correct! People who have diabetes, drink alcohol in excess and/or are overweight have a higher risk of developing a high LDL cholesterol level. Some medications may also contribute to this condition, and you are advised to seek your doctor’s advice if you have concerns.”
    “Incorrect. People who have diabetes, drink alcohol in excess and/or are overweight have a higher risk of developing a high LDL cholesterol level. Some medications may also contribute to this condition, and you are advised to seek your doctor’s advice if you have concerns.”
  5. Is the following statement true or false?

    “Hyperlipidaemia, along with diabetes, high blood pressure, positive family history and smoking are all major risk factors for coronary heart disease.”


    “That is correct! People with conditions such as high blood cholesterol, diabetes or high blood pressure; or with a family history of heart disease are at higher risks of developing coronary heart disease.”
    “Incorrect. People with conditions such as high blood cholesterol, diabetes or high blood pressure; or with a family history of heart disease are at higher risks of developing coronary heart disease.”
  6. Is the following statement true or false?

    “When my LDL (bad) cholesterol level is reduced, I will no longer be at risk for coronary heart disease.”


    “That is correct! LDL cholesterol reduction is only half of the battle against coronary heart disease. Other factors such as smoking, high blood pressure and diabetes also contribute to the risk of a person developing coronary heart disease.”
    “Incorrect. LDL cholesterol reduction is only half of the battle against coronary heart disease. Other factors such as smoking, high blood pressure and diabetes also contribute to the risk of a person developing coronary heart disease.”
  7. Is the following statement true or false?

    “Certain ‘super foods’ like fatty fish, walnuts and oatmeal can lower cholesterol levels.”


    “That is correct! Research has shown that some foods, like those listed above, can help control your cholesterol levels particularly your LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. However, you must still eat these foods in moderation as they still contain fats.”
    “Incorrect. Research has shown that some foods, like those listed above, can help control your cholesterol levels particularly your LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. However, you must still eat these foods in moderation as they still contain fats.”
  8. Is the following statement true or false?

    “There are noticeable symptoms that I can spot should I have hyperlipidaemia.”


    “That is correct! Many people do not know that they have high cholesterol levels, as there are no outward symptoms. Routine cholesterol screenings are hence recommended when you reach your 40s and these checks should be increased when you get older.”
    “Incorrect. Many people do not know that they have high cholesterol levels, as there are no outward symptoms. Routine cholesterol screenings are hence recommended when you reach your 40s and these checks should be increased when you get older.”