Cholesterol Basics What is the link between family history and high cholesterol? Share Pin Email More in Cholesterol Basics Medications Natural Treatments Diet and Meal Plans Types Getting Tested Related Conditions Exercise and Cholesterol Updated April 06, 2016 High cholesterol has a direct link to your family history. These risks can be inherited including high cholesterol risk factors. Learn more about the complications between the two in this video. Up Next Up Next Video When and How Often Should I Get My Cholesterol Checked? Up Next Video What are the Symptoms of High Cholesterol? Up Next Video What is the link between cholesterol and high blood pressure? Up Next Video What is a Statin?