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Mr. Johnson is prompted by his wife to attend your surgery. He is an infrequent attender and his wife feels he requires a check-up now that he is aged 50. He attends by himself.
He has no significant PMH, drinks 40units/week of alcohol, is overweight and takes little exercise. He has never smoked.
He enquires about whether he needs his cholesterol checked.
Is there any other information you would ask about?
What advice would you give?
Would you check his cholesterol and if so why?