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Can hypercholesterolemia be a genetic condition?

Hypercholesterolemia is caused by genetic mutations that limit the body’s ability to remove LDL cholesterol from the blood and therefore leads to its elevated levels. Albeit genetic predisposition, hypercholesterolemia is generally accompanied by other external and environmental factors. Therefore, proper planning and thorough knowledge of one’s physical condition and limitations can help to slow the progression of the disease.

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