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High Cholesterol and FH

Why You Should Be Tested for HIGH CHOLESTEROL and FH What is FH? Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a big phrase for a relatively simple idea. It refers to a genetic disorder in which LDL cholesterol is present in very high levels from birth. How severe FH is depends on a person’s genetic profile. If a person with FH inherited one faulty gene from a parent, that person’s LDL cholesterol level can be 2 to 3 times higher than normal. But if a person inherits two faulty genes (one from each parent), it can be worse — LDL levels as high as 3 to 6 times higher than normal. 16


High Cholesterol and FH
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