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what is a high cholesterol?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
High cholesterol: High cholesterol usually refers to the amount of cholesterol found in a persons blood, and can be measured by laboratory tests. When cholesterol measurement is above the normal range for that individual then it is generally called high cholesterol. Interpretation of the meaning of high levels in the blood requires a physician consultation and other testing to determine any health risk.
Answered on Jul 29, 2016
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Dr. William Cromwell
33 years experience Clinical Lipidology
Elevated Lipoprotein: Blood lipids (cholesterol and triglyceride) are carried in the blood inside lipoprotein particles. High cholesterol occurs when cholesterol carried in various lipoprotein particles are abnormally increased. This most commonly occurs due to elevated low denisty lipoprotein (ldl) cholesterol, and to a lesser degree, elevated high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol.
Answered on Sep 14, 2017
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