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Updated NICE guidance on inherited risk of high cholesterol

 

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Updated NICE guidance on inherited risk of high cholesterol

Medical records should be checked to identify people who may be at risk of common inherited cholesterol disorder familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH), NICE says.

The guideline recommends those at risk of FH should be offered DNA tests to confirm they have the condition. Previously, low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels have been used but they are not always accurate.