Rihanna: I go to like a hospital for, every three months for to get it checked and I’m on tablets for it as well.
And so how, when you go to the hospital what do they do?
Rihanna: They just inject me and take a little blood out and then they send it off and then, a few days later, a week or so, a letter will come through telling us like what our cholesterol actually is.
And so how long ago can you remember did they tell you that there was a problem with your cholesterol?
Rihanna’s mum: Be about three years.
Rihanna: Three years.
Okay about three years, yeah.
Rihanna' Every year I go to [hospital] to see a doctor as well about it.
And so in that time has it got better your cholesterol?
Does it cause you any problems having that high cholesterol?
Rihanna: Yeah because when I am at Guides when I go on camps I can’t eat certain foods what like other girls eat so I’ve got to watch what I’m eat.
What kinds of things can’t you eat?
Rihanna: Like a lot of dairy products, things with sugar in and like fatty foods, I can never, like once in a while but not like every day.
And do you think that’s important, to be healthy?
Why do you think that is?
Rihanna: Because it’s like it helps, it is helping you keep like your, you are well and so what you eat is like right instead of like putting weight on and stuff.
Yeah? And why is it important to not put weight on?
Rihanna: Because like you can get high cholesterol and you get like lots of fat in your body and stuff.
What can happen if you’ve got that?
Rihanna: You can die.
Is that something that you worry about or?
Do you worry about your cholesterol problem? Yeah?
Do you worry about your weight as well?
So and what kind of things do you worry about?
Rihanna: Like that, I would like get lots of fat in my, in my blood and I’ll die.
And you’re taking medication aren’t you for your cholesterol?
Problem? Okay. And how, do you mind taking that medication?
Do you mind taking it?
No. How often do you have to take it?
Rihanna: Once a night, right after my tea.