Cholesterol FAQs (cont.)
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What are the uncontrollable and controllable risk factors for high cholesterol?
However, there are some situations that are beyond control of the individual. Family history and genetic predisposition to high cholesterol, aging (men older than 45 and women older than 55), and diseases that cause the liver to produce more cholesterol or prevent it from metabolizing cholesterol are risk factors for high cholesterol.These risks can be minimized by living a healthier lifestyle but may require cholesterol-lowering medication.
Medically reviewed by Robert J. Bryg, MD; Board Certified Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Cardiovascular Disease
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/30/2015
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