Harvard Heart Letter

Inherited high cholesterol: Too often overlooked

Research we’re watching People with a condition known as familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) have genetic mutations that cause abnormally high cholesterol levels, which leaves them vulnerable to heart attacks and strokes at an early age. But many of them aren’t getting appropriate cholesterol-lowering therapy, according to a report in the Dec. 23, 2016, issue of the journal Science. …

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