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Multiple lipoprotein-type hyperlipidemia
A low-cholesterol, low-saturated fat diet in high-risk individuals may help to control LDL levels.
If someone in your family has this condition, you may want to consider genetic screening for yourself or your children. Sometimes younger children may have mild hyperlipidemia.
It is important to control other risk factors for early heart attacks, such as smoking, if you have this disease.
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