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High triglyceride and cholesterol levels

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Statins (cholesterol lowering medications) information | myVMC

Statins are a class of lipid-lowering drugs used to treat hypercholesterolaemia, in which there are high levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol in the blood.

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Triglycerides -

Triglycerides are the main form of fat stored in the body. Many Australians, especially those carrying too much weight around their waist, have raised triglyceride levels, which is a bad thing.

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Cholesterol Testing | myVMC

A cholesterol test is a simple blood test carried out to measure the levels of these two cholesterol types in the blood, and the levels of triglycerides, another lipid found in the blood.

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Apolipoprotein E genotyping - Lab Tests Online AU

To help confirm a diagnosis of Type III (also known as dysbetalipoproteinaemia);occasionally to help confirm a diagnosis of late onset Alzheimer's disease (AD) in a symptomatic adultIf your doctor suspects that your high cholesterol and triglyceride levels may be due to a genetically inherited disorder, or if you have xanthomas (yellowish raised patches) on your skinApolipoprotein (Apo) E is produced under the direction of the APOE gene, is produced primarily in the liver and brain and has two primary metabolic roles:The transport of lipids from where they are made or absorbed to the tissues where they are stored

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Cholesterol tests -

Abnormally high cholesterol levels may not give you any symptoms, so a blood test is the best way to check whether you have high cholesterol.

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Fibrates (cholesterol lowering therapy) information | myVMC

Fibrates are a class of lipid-lowering drugs used to treat hypercholesterolaemia and reduce the risk of cardiovascular conditions and heart attack.

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Lipoprotein Subfraction Testing - Lab Tests Online AU

This type of testing is only available through research or other specialised laboratories in Australia and is rarely used at presentYou may need to fast for 9-12 hours before this testLipoprotein subfraction tests separate the commonly measured lipoprotein fractions LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein, often called the bad cholesterol) into subfractions based on the size, density, and/or electrical charge

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High cholesterol

Cholesterol is a fatty substance produced naturally by your body and found in your blood. You can also get cholesterol from some foods. It is used for many different things in the body, but causes health problems when there is too much of it in the blood.

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Nutrition for lowering cholesterol levels | myVMC

Both dietary changes and drugs are used in the management of cholesterol levels. In most cases, the dietary approach is the first option, since dietary habits have a great influence on the cholesterol levels of an individual.

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The ins and outs of cholesterol Dietitians Association of Australia

The ins and outs of cholesterol High levels of the wrong kinds of cholesterol in the blood may increase the risk of developing heart disease

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