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It is well known that high cholesterol increases risk of coronary artery disease, heart disease and stroke, but very low cholesterol levels can also lead to health problems, says Mayo Clinic. Health issues related to low... More »

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Causes of high cholesterol include a poor diet, being overweight, low activity level, being older, certain diseases and medications, a family history of high cholesterol and being a smoker, according to WebMD. There are ... More »

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Causes of high cholesterol include such lifestyle choices as diet, weight and activity levels, but they also include genetic makeup, according to Mayo Clinic. Both family history and lifestyle play a role in one's choles... More »

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Merck Manuals reports that dyslipidemia, which is an elevation in cholesterol and/or triglyceride levels, usually causes no symptoms, but it may lead to symptomatic artery problems such as coronary artery disease, periph... More »

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A low level of high-density lipoprotein, or "good cholesterol," is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. According to the American Heart Association, a low level of HDL is less than 40 milligrams per deciliter for ... More »

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High levels of sodium in the diet can lead to serious health problems such as high blood pressure, and increase the risk of heart disease and stroke, reports the Centers for Disease Control. Most salt that Americans cons... More »

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While there are gender differences in cholesterol levels, they are not associated with different levels of risk for a given value of cholesterol, according to the New York Times. However, a separate category of blood lip... More »

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