A 31-year-old member asked:
Can high cholesterol be inherited?
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Cardiology 55 years experience
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Yes: Your liver makes cholesterol and your intestines absorb it from what you eat. If you have a liver that makes tons of cholesterol and/or have intestines that are extremely efficient at absorbing it from your food, you can develop high cholesterol. These are things that you are born with that you can not fundamentally change about your body with today's technology.
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Cardiology 22 years experience
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Last updated Sep 22, 2019
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