How is low HDL cholesterol (hypoalphalipoproteinemia) prevented?

Updated: May 21, 2021
  • Author: Vibhuti N Singh, MD, MPH, FACC, FSCAI; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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  • Familial or genetically inheritable forms of HA are not amenable to prevention. Genetic counseling and screening may be applicable in rare cases.

  • Hypoalphalipoproteinemia resulting from secondary causes can frequently be managed by treating those causes. Examples include quitting smoking and initiating regular physical activity.


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