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I went in for a routine checkup the other day, I am 23. I was sent for a cholesterol test, and when the doctor received the results I was told my lipid count was over 800, which is extremely high for my age.. He said that around 130 is normal for my age.. Is this accurate, and how 'bad' is this? I know I need to do some things to change this, but when i've told people what was said, they act like I could die at any time, how serious is this actually?
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