The Various Underlying Causes of High Cholesterol Levels

  • Age (cholesterol levels increase with age)
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Diet high in saturated fats and cholesterol
  • Inactive lifestyle
  • Gender (men have higher cholesterol)
  • Heredity
  • Level of physical activity
  • Weight- overweight
  • Inherited genetic condition (familial hypercholesterolemia) in some cases.
  • Certain medical conditions, like diabetes, hypothyroidism, liver disease, and kidney disease can raise cholesterol levels.

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