How can people with normal cholesterol get a heart attack?

Cholesterol is only one among the several risk factors for a heart attack. Risk factors can be classified into modifiable and non-modifiable ones. Modifiable risk factors are high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, high cholesterol, smoking, physical inactivity etc. Non-modifiable ones are Continue reading

How can genetically determined high cholesterol be treated?

Genetically determined cholesterol elevation also responds to low fat diet, exercise and medicines like statins. Some may need a special procedure like dialysis known as LDL apheresis. Genetically determined very high cholesterol levels are seen homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, in which Continue reading