I was born in 1947.
My parents lived on a farm, they grew their own veg, ate their own meat. Walked everywhere. When I was a baby, mum gave me Guinness in my dummy and a lump of cooked pig fat to chew on. If you had a cold you had a hot toddy, if you had flu you had a hot toddy and went to bed, well! after you had done all your work for the day. Mum baked bread, made butter and we drank raw milk. Dad smoked Woodbines and drank rough homemade cider. Mum lived till she was 91 years old and died of Hospital C'dif and Dad died of a steroid overdose in hospital.
So! you ask "What has that to do with Cholesterol? " It's got nothing to do with it and yet it has everything to do with living a life.
Why do we all go for endless health checks? Why do we worry and get stressed out with any illness?
Why do we have to know our numbers? What for? Do we go on quizzes and say, "I'm Tim and my numbers are, Bp120/70, P 54, Coles 8, Bm 4.5, Ph 5 Sat 100% when I breath. Does this all really matter?
Will St. Peter at the gates to heaven be asking us this? Will your God really care that you have spent all your life worrying about yourself, thinking that you might die before it's your time?
Does your doctor/health care person really care about your health or are they more interested in where they are going on holiday next year and how much will their bonus be?
Do the pharmaceutical companies really care about you or their £$billions from short tested statins drugs. Do they really worry about the time bomb that's still to happen?