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Some risk factors for lipid disorders, like family history or problems in your genes, cannot be changed. But, there are steps you can take to keep lipid levels in a normal range to lower your risk of problems. These include:
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Last reviewed March 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Marcin Chwistek, MD Last Updated: 5/29/2019