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i was recently diagnosed with hcv and was wondering if hcv has anything to do with abnormal cholestrol & triglycerides levels in a blood test? this was the only thing not normal on my test. did anyone else have this before treatment or when diagnosed? thanks in advance
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Low cholesterol (LDL) can be associated with liver damage, but I'm not sure if the association is with achieving cirrhosis or at the significant fibrosis point. Treatment can raise the tri's but should revert when tx is concluded.
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Low cholesterol can be associated with liver damage but it also could be low independent of liver damage. One study I believe even suggested low hdl is a negative predictive factor for SVR. My NP said that cholesterol and the virus share the same receptors so this may be why. Some suggest cholesterol levels rise during treatment, but in my case they dramatically fell during treartment independent of weight loss and diet. Six weeks post treatment they came back to where they were pre-treatment.

-- Jim
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I have perfect cholesterol so I would say that it's not a given.  I ain't got much perfect about me but that says something right?  ;)

(PS I have advanced liver damage (Grade 2 Stage 3) and have had the disease for 25 years (and I have two strains of hepC 1A and 1B so I'd say if it were a worse you are worse it is situation...I'd be screwed).
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Second sentence in my last post should read in part "low LDL", not "low hdl" as written. LDL is the "bad" cholesterol, HDL is the "good" cholesterol.
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