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NEW YORK (360Dx) – Screening blood donors could help identify people with familial hypercholesterolemia, a new study has found.

Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a common autosomal dominant genetic condition that affects about 20 million people worldwide. Although FH leads to a 100-fold increase in risk of a coronary artery disease event, as compared to people without the condition, many adults are not aware they have it.

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