High Cholesterol

Does high cholesterol run in families?

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  • High cholesterol levels do tend to run in families. Doctors recommend that everyone have their cholesterol levels checked regularly after the age of 20, especially those with a family history of the condition. If your child has a family history of high cholesterol or premature coronary artery disease, they should probably have a blood test for cholesterol also.

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