Doctors Often Overlook Dangerous Cholesterol Condition

by Kathy Jones on  October 22, 2013 at 8:14 PM General Health News
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A new study published by the European Atherosclerosis Society reveals that doctors often overlook a potentially dangerous and deadly form of cholesterol disease that is inherited from the parents.
 Doctors Often Overlook Dangerous Cholesterol Condition
Doctors Often Overlook Dangerous Cholesterol Condition

Known as familial hypercholesterolemia, the condition reported affects around 1 in 500 people with 14 to 34 million people around the world predicted to have the disease.

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The condition is caused due to a defect in chromosome 19, thus making it difficult for the body to eliminate bad cholesterol in the bloodstream, leaving the sufferer at a high risk of narrowing of the arteries at a young age.

The researchers said that familial hypercholesterolemia is rarely diagnosed in time and is often detected only after the patient dies unexpectedly at a young age or develops heart disease.

Source: Medindia

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