Heterozygous vs Homozygous FH


Familial hypercholesterolemia, or FH, is an inherited genetic disorder that affects the body’s ability to manage cholesterol.  The result is very high levels of LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, from birth.  This protracted exposure to high levels of LDL leads to a twenty fold increase in the risk of … Read More →

Genetic Disorder | Definition and Information

Your Liver and Cholesterol

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Your liver does much more than you probably give it credit for. Not only does it prevent you from dying every time you have a little too much to drink at Happy Hour, but it’s central to the overall structure and function of your cells, and it also plays an important role in the creation and management … Read More →