1 in 500. 1 in 500 will have familial hypercholesterolemia. If you think you have this disorder, please see a lipid specialist and get your family checked for high cholesterol. Contact me if you need a lipid specialist in the dallas area.
2 Types. One is common and occurs in 1in 500 people and usually responds to medicines. A second type is rare occurs in 1 in 1, 000, 000 and does not respond to meds. Often apheresis (dialysis for cholesterol) is needed.