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Hyperlipidemia

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Updated May 12, 2011

Definition:

Hyperlipidemia is a condition where there is an elevation of lipids , or fats, in the blood. This could be due to an increase in triglycerides, cholesterol, or both.

Untreated hyperlipidemia may lead to heart disease.

Also Known As: hyperlipoproteinemia
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