How is familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) treated in patients with a moderately high risk of CHD?

Updated: Oct 04, 2021
  • Author: Mose July, MD, CCD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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See the list below:

  • See Table 2

  • Global risk 10-20% - LDLc goal less than 130 mg/dL, optional LDLc goal less than 100 mg/dL

  • Consider medical therapy for LDL 100-129

Table 2. Recommended Dietary Intake (Open Table in a new window)

 

Food Category

 

Typical US Diet

 

NCEP Diet

 

Diet for FH

Cholesterol, mg/d

500

< 200

100

Total fat, % energy (calories)

40

25-35

20

Saturated fat, % energy (calories)

14

< 7

< 6

Carbohydrate, % energy (calories)

45

50-60

65

Protein, % energy (calories)

Approximately 15

15

N/A


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