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Young adults with higher-than-normal cholesterol should think about critical illness insurance after a new study showed that they could already be damaging their arteries.
Researchers at the University of California followed a group of 18- to 30-year olds for 20 years and discovered that higher cholesterol levels at those ages increased the risk of heart disease and stroke in later life.
Dr Mark Pletcher, who led the study, remarked that until now, cholesterol levels in younger adults weren't afforded too much concern, as "it's rare to have a heart attack" at that age.
The research team noted that the results didn’t mean that younger people necessarily needed treatment, but could certainly afford to make sure they exercise and watch what they eat.
For peace of mind, they may also want to consider critical illness insurance, which often has cheaper premiums for younger applicants.
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