A 50-year-old male asked:
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are hypertension and high cholesterol really hereditary? if both parents have both why do i have low cholesterol and hbp and sister high cholesterol?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Part heredity and: part life style. There are multiple reasons for the distribution of cholesterol and BP. Parental genes received by the two siblings are not identical. chromosomal recombination in game production may affect distribution to offspring. Penetrance of gens is variable. Life style can modify hereditary traits.
Answered on Apr 21, 2015

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