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Cholesterol Calculator for Diagnosis of High Cholesterol

Posted Aug 23 2009 7:35am

Cholesterol Calculator

The calculator permits the user to determine the blood lipids level for diagnosis of hyperlipemia. Cholesterol and triglycerides are two forms of blood lipid.

What is high cholesterol?

Cholesterol is one of lipids in the blood, another form of blood lipid is triglycerides. Dyslipidemia, high cholesterol, hyperlipidemia, hyperlipoproteinemia, hypercholesterolemia or Hypertriglyceridemia, refers to an abnormally high level of cholesterol or triglycerides in the bloodstream.

Causes of High Cholesterol

Foods that contain high levels of saturated fat is an important factor
Other risk factors, such as smoking, drinking too much,etc
some types of high cholesterols are due to inherited or genetic defects. Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is the inherited high cholesterol levels, and familial combined hyperlipidaemia (FCH) is where the triglyceride levels are very high as well.

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