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Many Adults with Familial Hypercholesterolemia Are Not Meeting Goal LDL-Cholesterol Level

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People with the genetic disorder familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) have increased blood levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which increases their risk for developing coronary artery disease or having a heart attack. A recent study using data from the FH Foundation’s CASCADE FH Registry suggests that many individuals with FH are not meeting blood LDL-cholesterol level Read More >

Posted on by Ridgely Fisk Green, Carter Consulting, Inc. and Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health, Office of Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Caitlin G. Allen, Behavioral Sciences and Health Education Department, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University; Quanhe Yang, Epidemiology and Surveillance, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionTags ,