Tried and tested, the best DIY cholesterol kits

There is an array of devices that allow you to measure your cholesterol levels at home. They work in a similar way to a finger prick test for diabetes.

High levels of ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol are linked with a risk of heart disease, strokes and heart attacks.But you don’t need to wait for a hospital appointment or to see your GP to check your levels as there is an array of devices that allow you to measure your cholesterol levels at home.They work in a similar way to a finger prick test for diabetes. Martin Cowie, a professor of cardiology and an honorary consultant cardiologist at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust in London...