@Sunshine31 -I think that cholesterol screenings are important because it tells you how much fat you have in your arteries which are a precursor to an inflammation disease like heart disease or strokes.
I had cholesterol reading the other day and I was shocked that it was 221. The normal range is 200 or below. My husband had the same problem and within two months was able to drop his cholesterol down to 187 with just changing his diet and eating more oatmeal.
It was really important for him because heart disease runs in his family.