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Can high cholesterol be inherited?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Franklyn Farrell
Occupational Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Franklyn Farrell
Dr. Franklyn Farrell
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Although what you eat affects your cholesterol, the tendency to a high cholesterol is inherited.
Certain types result in extremely high cholesterol levels.

In brief: Yes

Although what you eat affects your cholesterol, the tendency to a high cholesterol is inherited.
Certain types result in extremely high cholesterol levels.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine

In brief: Change it

Yes but you can change it by consuming healthy food.
Stop high carb foods. Consume plenty of eggs, flesh food, healthy fats, vegetables. For more, read this short article: https://www.kaushikmd.com/get-started/

In brief: Change it

Yes but you can change it by consuming healthy food.
Stop high carb foods. Consume plenty of eggs, flesh food, healthy fats, vegetables. For more, read this short article: https://www.kaushikmd.com/get-started/
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
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Dr. Michael Shapiro
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Yes

While the vast majority of adults have high cholesterol acquired over time due to lifestyle factors (eg, poor diet, overweight, sedentary lifestyle), a significant minority of patients may have high, or even very high, cholesterol leves to due to genetic factors.
Best of luck!

In brief: Yes

While the vast majority of adults have high cholesterol acquired over time due to lifestyle factors (eg, poor diet, overweight, sedentary lifestyle), a significant minority of patients may have high, or even very high, cholesterol leves to due to genetic factors.
Best of luck!
Dr. Michael Shapiro
Dr. Michael Shapiro
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