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Causes of High Cholesterol

List of causes of High Cholesterol

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of High Cholesterol) that could possibly cause High Cholesterol includes:

More causes:see full list of causes for Cholesterol and lipids

High Cholesterol Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to High Cholesterol:

High Cholesterol: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of High Cholesterol, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with High Cholesterol:

High Cholesterol: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of High Cholesterol: Review the cause informationfor the various types of High Cholesterol:

Causes of Broader Categories of High Cholesterol: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

High Cholesterol as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have High Cholesterol as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of High Cholesterol. Our database lists the following as having High Cholesterol as a complication of that condition:

High Cholesterol as a symptom:

Conditions listing High Cholesterol as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of High Cholesterol. Our database lists the following as having High Cholesterol as a symptom of that condition:

Medications or substances causing High Cholesterol:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of High Cholesterol as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

What causes High Cholesterol?

Causes: High Cholesterol: There are many myths about the causes of high cholesterol and how to maintain healthy cholesterol levels. These include the idea that cholesterol levels can be well controlled by diet and exercise. In reality, diet and exercise are only one element that can impact the balance of the components of cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol, LDL (bad cholesterol), and triglycerides. Cholesterol levels are impacted by many factors. For example, for some people, there is a family tendency or hereditary component to high cholesterol levels. In addition, cholesterol is not only ingested, but also made within the body itself by the liver. For some people hereditary factors and/or their own natural production creates so much cholesterol in the body that levels may drop slightly but still remain dangerously high no matter what they eat or how much they exercise. Only a thorough evaluation by a qualified health care professional can determine the causes of high cholesterol levels in individuals.

Cholesterol levels in the body can also be impacted to various degrees by the amount of food eaten that is high in saturated and trans fats. Foods high in trans fats include those made with partially hydrogenated oils such as baked goods, doughnuts, fried foods, shortening and some margarines and dairy products. Foods high in saturated fats include those processed from animals, including beef, beef fat, veal, lamb, pork, lard, poultry fat, butter, cream, milk, cheeses and other dairy products made from whole and 2 percent milk. Although fruits and vegetables are generally low in cholesterol and saturated fats, some foods from plants do contain significant amounts of saturated fat. These are the "tropical oils", such as include coconut, coconut oil, palm oil and palm kernel oil, and cocoa butter.

Medical news summaries relating to High Cholesterol:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of High Cholesterol:

Related information on causes of High Cholesterol:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of High Cholesterol may be found in:


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