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could gallstones raise ldl levels?

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Dr. Eduard Kotlyarov
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
Not by itself .: Increase will be seen ONLY if gallstone occluded the CBD ! HIDA scan will be able to differentiate !
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No.: Gallstones are unrelated to LDL levels. High LDL-C is a major risk factor for atherosclerosis/arteriosclerosis and other associated co-morbidities.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Please tell me can gallstones raise LDL levels?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Opposite: Gallbladder stones are common in the Western world, and 70% to 80% of gallstones are cholesterol stones.High serum cholesterol, high serum LDL, and low serum HDL levels may be expected to increase cholesterol excretion with bile and cause cholesterol gallstone disease. In one sstudy, serum HDL levels were not associated with cholesterol gallstone formation.

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