FH Runs in Families The cholesterol disorder that runs in families: FH, Familial Hypercholesterolemia We all know the outward traits we have inherited from our parents. You might have your mother’s eyes or your father’s hair color. Those kinds of features make it obvious how physical traits run in families. Unfortunately, there are hidden medical…

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Talking to your doctor about your cholesterol Most people know that high cholesterol can be a killer, particularly the LDL or “bad” cholesterol that clogs arteries and causes heart attacks. If you receive abnormally high LDL results after a cholesterol check, how should you talk to your doctor about it? Dr. Josh Knowles, faculty member…

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The cholesterol myth: Is sugar the big culprit? If you want to reduce your risk for the type of coronary heart disease often referred to as “clogging” or “hardening” of the arteries, should you reduce the amount of cholesterol, saturated fat or sugar in your diet?

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If you’re close to your parents, chances are there are many things they’ve passed on to you that you’ve taken to heart — and possibly one you hope they haven’t. If you’ve got poor blood cholesterol levels and you and your doctor have struggled to control them, you might have familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), which is passed from parents to children.

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Heart Disease Prevention in Boca Raton, FL [two_third] As a Preventive Cardiologist I have a singular goal – to avert heart attacks and strokes. At first blush this may seem to be an easy task. After all, everyone knows the major risks for vascular disease – smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, unfavorable genetics,…

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