A 16-year-old female asked:
Is it possible for an underweight person to have high cholesterol?
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General Practice 28 years experience
Cholesterol : Yes. Of course. Cholesterol problems come from genetics and have very little to do with life style.
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Cardiology 52 years experience
Uncommon but possibl: High cholesterol has two major sources: diet and heredity. If you 'picked the wrong parents' you can do everything right and still have high cholesterol. Diet still plays a role. High cholesterol can also be cuased by kidney or thyroid diseases, which can be present in thin people.
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Last updated Jul 29, 2016
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