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Hypercholesterolema-Class1

Prevalence

Cholesterol levels have been declining since the 1960’s in USA

1/2 of Americans have cholesterol level >200mg/dl

18% have cholesterol levels >240mg/dl

Associated Risk

10% increase in total cholesterol is associated with a 20-30% increase in CVD risk

Elevations early in life are associated with increases in risk

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