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Bad Cholesterol A Family Failing

By Professor Gordon S. Lynch

Why is it that some people can eat all the ice cream and fatty foods they want without increasing their cholesterol or gaining weight, whereas others have to watch their diets so closely? The answer's in our genes.

Although it is known that our genes can be influenced by a number of different factors, including our environment, diet, lifestyle, education and personal and family experiences, this doesn't apply to how our bodies respond to cholesterol. Indeed, no matter what our lifestyle, it seems our genes play an overriding role in our cholesterol response.

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