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What percentage of people with high cholesterol get heart disease?

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Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Depends

Dear jaguar, this is a great question.
It all comes down to how many other risk factors someone has for heart disease, including smoking, diabetes, hypertension, obesity (the modifiable risk factors), and age and male gender (unmodifiable risk factors). The more risk factors someone has, the higher their risk of heart disease; high cholesterol is one component of comprehensive risk assessment.

In brief: Depends

Dear jaguar, this is a great question.
It all comes down to how many other risk factors someone has for heart disease, including smoking, diabetes, hypertension, obesity (the modifiable risk factors), and age and male gender (unmodifiable risk factors). The more risk factors someone has, the higher their risk of heart disease; high cholesterol is one component of comprehensive risk assessment.
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Most

Remember heart disease is far & away #1 killer of men & women in U.
S. So it's prevalent. This increases as we age ...The question is how severe does it become.

In brief: Most

Remember heart disease is far & away #1 killer of men & women in U.
S. So it's prevalent. This increases as we age ...The question is how severe does it become.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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