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What causes high cholesterol?
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There are a few factors:

  • Genetics- high cholesterol tends to run in some families.
  • Diet- certain foods can cause increases in LDL cholesterol
    • fatty or processed meats
    • biscuits, cakes & pastries
    • snack foods like chips
    • deep-fried foods
    • many types of takeaway foods
    • eggs and dairy foods in excessive amounts may be problematic for cholesterol, but many experts now advise that eggs and dairy eaten in moderation can benefit health in a variety of ways, and should not be eliminated altogether.
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