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What causes high cholesterol levels?

If your cholesterol levels are too high it is of importance to find the cause of high cholesterol levels. In most cases the cause is multifactorial (combination of lifestyle and polygenetic origin).

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Do you know how to Lower your cholesterol level?

The start of any strategy to lower your cholesterol levels, and therefore your cardiovascular risk, are lifestyle changes. A healthy diet, perform regular physical activity for 150 min every week, stop smoking and reduce alcohol consumption.

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What is LifeLines?

LifeLines is a large group of individuals (in total 165.000) who are included in a cohort study. Those individuals live in the northern provinces of the Netherlands and will be followed for up to 30 years.

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What is this website for?

What is this website for?

We gladly invite you to check if your cholesterol level is within normal range, it is wise to compare your levels to peers. However, in most instances you don’t know the cholesterol levels of peers. On this website you can fill in your cholesterol level, age and gender, and we will show how high your cholesterol levels are compared to your peers. We used data from a large prospective cohort study (LifeLines) to generate those numbers.

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How do I lower my cholesterol levels?

How do I lower my cholesterol levels?

The start of any strategy to lower your cholesterol levels, and therefore your cardiovascular risk, are lifestyle changes. A healthy diet (reduce saturated fat intake, reduce intake of sugar, eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables daily), perform regular physical activity for 150 min every week, stop smoking and, reduce alcohol consumption.

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Based on a large Dutch cohort study, Willem Balder (MD/PhD-student of the University of Groningen) generated age- and gender specific lipid reference values, published in Journal of Clinical Lipidolog.

Check the age- and gender specific lipid reference values.

Interviews

  • The best treatment of cardiovascular disease is prevention

    An interview with professor F.L.J. Visseren

    Professor Visseren is a medical specialist in Internal and Vascular Medicine at the UMC Utrecht. With his research team he investigates the role of adipose tissue in the development of cardiovascular disease. Besides, he is interested in the consequences of large clinical trials at patient-level. “What is the advantage of a novel treatment for this specific patient? What can he/she expect? That individual aspect does not get enough attention at this moment.”

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  • Familial hypercholesterolemia diagnosis and treatment

    An interview with MD PhD P.J. Lansberg

    Right after completing his medical degree, in the eighties, MD PhD Peter Lansberg started doing research in the field of lipids. He initiated the development and launch of a national network of lipid-clinics, and treated hundreds, if not thousands patients with lipid disorders. Currently, Peter Lansberg works as a lipid specialist in the Academic Medical Center (AMC) in Amsterdam, still focusing on the identification and treatment of lipid disorders. One of the diseases he often encounters, is familial hypercholesterolemia (FH).

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  • Novel insight in ‘normal’ lipid profile

    An interview with P.W. Kamphuisen

    Pieter Willem Kamphuisen is professor of internal medicine, specialized in vascular medicine. At this moment he is working at the Tergooi hospital in Hilversum. As physician he sees a lot of patients with increased cholesterol levels. Besides, as professor he performs research at the University Medical Center Groningen, focusing on cholesterol metabolism and atherosclerosis. Also (inherited) increased cholesterol levels is one of his topics, especially familial hypercholesterolemia (FH).

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LifeLines data

Scientific researchers, from all around the world, can get access to the LifeLines data and samples by filling in a research proposal and paying an access fee. Research proposals will be reviewed by a dedicated scientific board. After approval, some papers need to signed and after which LifeLines will take care of the data access and sample release.

Cholesterol check

Fill in your cholesterol level, age and gender, and we will show how high your cholesterol levels are compared to your peers.

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