How common is this? Care to share your stories? This is an important thread especially during the holiday season when families are coming together. Personally, my Dad started asking me about high cholesterol. It was all in good fun at first. He was testing my knowledge in front of the rest of the family by asking questions that he already knew the answers to. I threw around a few big words such as "high-density lipoproteins, low-density lipoproteins, and triglycerides". Before I realized it, the conversation turned serious and he was ACTUALLY asking ME for medical advice. Oops!!!