A 36-year-old member asked:
Is there a chance that i will develop atherosclerosis even if my blood cholesterol is low?
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Cardiology 55 years experience
Yes: There are many risk factors other than cholesterol such as smoking, hypertension, stress, and hereditary factors. So if you want to lessen your chances of developing atherosclerosis, all of those factors need to be addressed. There are also probably other risk factors that we don't even know about.
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General Surgery 56 years experience
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Will I develop atherosclerosis even if my blood cholesterol is pretty low?
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Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
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Last updated Feb 23, 2013
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