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NHLBI

Blood Cholesterol: Screening and Prevention

heart disease  hypercholesterolemia  hyperlipidemia  bad cholesterol  dyslipidemia  ldl cholesterol  hdl cholesterol  High blood cholesterol  lipid panel  statins  familial hypercholesterolemia  good cholesterol 

Your doctor may order a blood test called a lipid panel to screen for unhealthy cholesterol levels. Adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle starting in childhood and continuing throughout your life can help prevent high blood cholesterol.

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NHLBI

Blood Cholesterol: Risk Factors

heart disease  hypercholesterolemia  hyperlipidemia  bad cholesterol  dyslipidemia  ldl cholesterol  hdl cholesterol  High blood cholesterol  lipid panel  statins  familial hypercholesterolemia  good cholesterol 

Your risk for high blood cholesterol may be higher because of your age, family history and genetics, race or ethnicity, or sex.

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NHLBI

Blood Cholesterol: Causes

heart disease  hypercholesterolemia  hyperlipidemia  bad cholesterol  dyslipidemia  ldl cholesterol  hdl cholesterol  High blood cholesterol  lipid panel  statins  familial hypercholesterolemia  good cholesterol 

The most common cause of high blood cholesterol is an unhealthy lifestyle. However, the genes that you inherit from your parents, other medical conditions, and some medicines may also cause high blood cholesterol.

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CDC

High Cholesterol: Understand Your Risks

cholesterol  hypercholesterolemia  HDL  hyperlipidemia  hyperlipoproteinemia  LDL  cholesterol education  bad cholesterol 

Cholesterol can build up in your blood and increase your risk for heart disease. Learn about high cholesterol and how to reduce your risk.

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