Whilst Flora ProActiv’s research for National Cholesterol Month reveals a large portion (65 percent) of the UK has been tested, a third of Brits have still never had a cholesterol test.
Alarmingly, this jumps to 46 percent amongst 35 to 44-year-olds and 19 percent of over 55’s.
A spokesperson from the brand said: “It’s worrying, as these are both demographics that should be getting regular screens, as raised cholesterol increases with age and is more common in those over 40.
“Testing is also lower amongst women than men, with only 58 percent of women having been tested, compared to 72 percent of men.
“This is likely due to the false misconception that raised cholesterol only affects men, whereas in reality raised cholesterol can affect all adults and it’s important for us to know our number, especially after the age of 40.”