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A 22-year-old male asked about a 25-year-old male:

My ldl is 227 and total cholesterol is 285. hdl and triglycerides are both normal. is this very dangerous?im worried. im taking simvastatin.

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Dr. Michael Shapiro
Cardiology 22 years experience
High cholesterol: You may have a condition known as familial hypercholesterolemia. This is more likely if you have family members who have had heart disease at an early age. You should talk to your provider about ways to lower your LDL cholesterol to prevent heart problems in the future.

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Last updated Mar 3, 2014

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