This Disorder Significantly Boosts Heart Risks

People who inherit a genetic disorder called heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia have a high risk of hardened arteries and an increased risk of heart disease. The condition prevents the liver from removing low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol from blood allowing this bad cholesterol to build up. The disorder can be treated through cholesterol-lowering drugs to lower the risk for coronary heart disease and stroke.

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