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Is a cholesterol of 301 bad for a 33year old?

Is a cholesterol of 301 bad for a 33year old who is not overweight and 90% of the time doesn't eat poorly? Is a cholesterol of 301 bad for a 33year old who is not overweight and 90% of the time doesn't eat poorly?
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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Almost always, yes. The reason is that 90% of the cholesterol in the body is manufactured by the liver. A high cholesterol level is NOT a disease, but rather a symptom of poor health. In this case it could be an early sign of fatty liver disease. Treating it with a poison is not going to improve the health of the liver, though it will produce a "smoke screen" and reduce the cholesterol count.
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