Cholesterol FAQs (cont.)
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What causes high cholesterol?
The most common causes of high cholesterol are all related and include a high fat diet, inactivity, and obesity. Less commonly, genetic causes can decrease the ability of the body to metabolize cholesterol or cause the liver to produce too much cholesterol.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/22/2014
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