Category Archives: Lipidology

It’s In the Genes – Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) and Heart Disease

We are all cursed with unwanted genes and traits passed along from ancestors. But what if in that family history lurks a potentially preventable threat to your health? Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a life threatening genetic disorder of cholesterol metabolism, characterized by severe elevations in cholesterol levels and early heart disease. It is also one…
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High Cholesterol Increases Your Risk for Stroke

By: J. Orson Smith, MD, FACC and Nancy T. Smith, RD, CDE, CLS Tallahassee Memorial Lipid Center [caption id="attachment_6506" align="alignright" width="150"] J. Orson Smith is a board-certified Lipidologist at the Tallahassee Memorial Lipid Center. Lipidologists are physicians with training in cholesterol management, cardiovascular risk assessment and intervention. He is also board-certified in internal medicine and…
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