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Dysfunction of which organ causes hypercholesterolemia?. NB: cause please, not just association.


 

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Dysfunction of which organ causes hypercholesterolemia?
« Reply #1 on: 15/06/2008 14:21:47 »
I don't think it is due to any organ dysfunction. See here:

http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/hypercholesterolemia-000084.htm [nofollow]
 

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Dysfunction of which organ causes hypercholesterolemia?
« Reply #2 on: 26/06/2008 14:41:59 »
I don't think it is due to any organ dysfunction. See here:

http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/hypercholesterolemia-000084.htm

The site on your post lists liver, kidney and thyroid disease as causes of hypercholesterolemia.

I find it difficult to understand how dysfunction of these three different organs can produce the same disorder: hypercholesterolemia.

I appreciate that hypercholesterolemia can create microemboli which can damage any organ in the body, so disease in many organs is associated with hypercholesterolemia.  But surely only dysfunction of one organ or system can be the cause ?.
 

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Dysfunction of which organ causes hypercholesterolemia?
« Reply #3 on: 30/06/2008 18:39:28 »
Maybe it is genetic!
 

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Dysfunction of which organ causes hypercholesterolemia?
« Reply #4 on: 30/06/2008 18:42:38 »
Also,

In South Africa it is prevalent as a genetic disorder in the Afrikaner, Indian and Jewish communities
 

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« Reply #5 on: 16/07/2008 17:29:40 »
Yes hypercholesterolemia can be genetic, but this still does not answer my original question of in which organ or system does it arise.
 

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