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What are the genetic and lifestyle risk factors for high cholesterol?

Your current lifestyle is a major factor in determining your cholesterol levels. The bad kind of cholesterol, known as LDL (low-density lipoprotein), may build up in the body due to a variety of lifestyle choices. The risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke is elevated in those with high levels of bad cholesterol (LDL).

According to Robert Segal, MD, a cardiologist and founder of Manhattan Cardiology in New York City, there are a number of lifestyle factors associated with high cholesterol. Make sure you read the article and watch the video.