Can women pass high cholesterol to their babies?

12:33 PM, Nov 6, 2013   |    comments
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A woman's high cholesterol ... can be passed on to her children.

A new study spanning three generations found if a mother had high LDL, or bad, cholesterol before she got pregnant, her children were almost five times as likely to have high cholesterol as adults.

Researchers say they still need to determine why ... but suggest women of child-bearing age manage their cholesterol through a healthy lifestyle and medication if necessary.

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