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Definition of Hyperlipidemia

Hyperlipidemia: Elevated lipid (fat) levels in the blood. Hyperlipidemia can be inherited and increases the risk of disease of the blood vessels leading to stroke and heart disease.

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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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REFERENCE: American Heart Association. Hyperlipidemia.
<http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4600>





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