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Saint Augustine, FL
A 28-year-old female asked:

the cause of milia and calcium deposits appears to be frequently confused online. do milia suggest the possibility of high cholesterol?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No confusion: Milia are unrelated to hypercholsterolemia, but xanthelasma, which is another form of bumps on the midface, is weakly related. Much of the "medical advice" that you read online is rubbish. "Calcium deposits" in turn is a silly misnomer for atherosclerotic plaques, still our number-one disease. I'm glad you're discerning. Best wishes.

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