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What is the LDL Receptor?

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Everybody needs a certain amount of cholesterol in order to be healthy.  Most cholesterol is made by our bodies, and other cholesterol enters our bodies in the foods we eat.  A primary component of managing cholesterol in the body is the low density lipoprotein receptor, also known as the LDL receptor.What … Read More


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LDL-C and “Bad” Cholesterol

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Cholesterol is important for keeping your body functioning properly, but too much cholesterol, mainly low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) can be detrimental to your health.What Is Cholesterol?Cholesterol can cause a narrowing of the arteries due to plaque buildup.Cholesterol is a waxy essential … Read More


What is HeFH?

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One of the most under-recognized causes of cardiovascular disease is heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH). Roughly one in 500 people are affected by this disorder, but unfortunately, most cases remain undiagnosed.What is HeFH?Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH)  is an inherited disorder … Read More


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