Familial hypercholesterolaemia: new genes found

Familial hypercholesterolaemia is characterised by substantially raised plasma concentrations of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and is associated with a risk of coronary heart disease that is five to eight times higher than average. One charity has estimated a saving of ¬£378.7 million from cardiovascular events avoided if all relatives of index cases were identified and […]

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