Endocrinology Question 5

A 40 year-old man, Maurice LeBlanc, has his lipids checked for the first time. He has no significant past medical history, but a positive family history of early CAD.

LDL-cholesterol 6.8 mmol/L
Total cholesterol 8.8 mmol/L
Triglycerides 1.1 mmol/L
HDL-cholesterol 1.5 mmol/L

What is the lipid abnormality?

List three physical (non-vascular) signs that should be looked for.

List 3 potential primary causes and 3 secondary causes for this lipid abnormality.

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