I am 26 years old, never smoked, rarely drink (a glass of wine maybe 3-4 times a year) with no family history of heart disease, high cholesterol or high b/p. My blood pressure is perfect and although I am overweight, I have been slowly losing it and eating a low fat, healthy diet for about a year now. Despite dietary changes, my cholesterol remains at 7.2 and my GP is puzzled. I do cardio at the gym once or twice a week too. I have been working really hard to ensure I am as healthy as possible, so not sure why I have elevated cholesterol. The only factor is that I have rheumatoid arthritis and I know it can affect the heart but usually not in this way.
Any thoughts on my situation would be much appreciated. Thank you.