Hypercholesterolemia or Raised Cholesterol
Hypercholesterolemia is the presence of high levels of cholesterol in the blood, which may increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Related terms include "hyperlipidemia" (elevated levels of lipids) and “hyperlipoproteinemia" (elevated levels of lipoproteins).
SEAR Countries Scenario
Among SEAR countries nearly 8 lakhs deaths occurred due to raised cholesterol every year.
Percentage of adult population with raised total cholesterol, South-East Asia Region, 2008
Metabolic syndrome is a name for a group of risk factors that occur together and increase the risk of NCD deaths.
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