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Two factors may affect the cholesterol level in the blood: genetics and foods.
An inherited genetic condition (familial hypercholesterolemia) results in very high LDL cholesterol levels. It begins at birth, and may result in heart attack at an early age.
The following types of fats may raise the cholesterol level: