Cholesterol... The Silent Killer. Babylyn, Tonna, Lena, & Janine. Question.
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The Silent Killer
Babylyn, Tonna, Lena, & Janine
Familial hypercholesterolemia is the most common inherited disease associated with mutations in the LDL receptor (LDLR) gene on chromosome 19. About 1 in 500 people is heterozygous for this autosomal dominant trait and are therefore genetically predisposed to having high levels of LDLs and the associated pathogenesis of heart attack or stroke. Imagine that despite lifestyle changes, both of your parents have elevated LDLs . What is your risk of also having high LDLs?
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Good and Bad Cholsterol
The Gene for Hypercholesterolemia is found on Chromosome 19.
Homozygous FH (LL) is extremely rare and serious. It becomes apparent in children and without aggressive treatment, most patients don’t live past 30
Car crash on busy I-5 in Seattle. Cars in front of you are stopped, cars behind you are still going, and there are people on the sides of you. You have a slim chance of not getting into an accident. In FH, if both parents have it, there is a good chance you will get it too.
Poor little mosquito…The mosquito is being chased by a little kid, there is a spider web in front and a zapper light to the side. Will the mosquito make it?