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Health Beat: Familial hypercholesterolemia

January 21, 2019 12:36 PM

Cholesterol -- how high is too high? Which is the good type and which is the bad? Those are questions most of us have. But for a specific group of people, the answers are much more critical. These are people suffering familial hypercholesterimia. In other words, very high cholesterol levels that run in families. In fact, it's the most common, life threatening genetic disorder. But odds are you've never heard of it.

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