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A 38-year-old female asked:

I used to have elevated cholesterol but now have great levels. never took meds for it but have lost weight unintentionally. what causes this?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Good ; Wrong Issue: Chol.: a fat molecule made by every animal cell, building block of each cell membrane, fundamental to survival of every animal cell ; movement, promoted as surrogate maker for lipoproteins (proteins which transport all fats in the water outside cells) for ↓$. When more body fat, more fats being transported ; lipoproteins (often also chol estimations) worse. With ↓ed body fat, lipoproteins better.

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Last updated Apr 27, 2014

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