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Does High Cholesterol Run In Your Family? You May Be At Greater Risk Of This Serious Problem

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Does High Cholesterol Run In Your Family? You May Be At Greater Risk Of This Serious Problem

2019-09-18 01:54:041 Oct 2018 01:53 AM EST

According to UPI, taking prescription medications may reduce bad cholesterol levels. However, new research shows the risk of heart problems still lingers for people with a family history of the condition. Such patients have nearly six times the risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke than those with healthier cholesterol numbers. 52% of adults treated for high cholesterol caused by familial hypercholesterolemia still had LDL measurements over 100mg/dL.

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