The UK NSC recommendation on Familial Hypercholesterolaemia screening in adults (currently under review)
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More about Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (adult)
Familial hypercholesterolaemia (or hyperlipidaemias) are inherited metabolic disorders which include harmful disorders resulting in an excess of cholesterol and/or triglyceride in the blood. Cholesterol is transported round the body in combination with proteins, known as lipoproteins, low density lipoproteins (LDL) and beneficial high density lipoproteins (HDL). Triglyceride travels within very low density lipoproteins (VLDL) and chylomicrons.
• British Heart Foundation
The stakeholder groups will be involved when the recommendation is next reviewed. If you think your organisation should be added, please contact us. More about the recommendation review process, including the role of stakeholders, can be found in the guide to Engaging with the UK NSC's recommendation review process.
Related documentsSummary of Policy and Consultation Responses for Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (PDF document, 598KB, 15/12/11)
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