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What is hypercholesterolemia?

Familial hypercholesterolemia affects the way the body processes cholesterol. As a consequence, people with familial hypercholesterolemia are at increased risk of heart disease and a premature heart attack. The gene that causes familial hypercholesterolemia is hereditary. However various treatments that include medications and healthy lifestyle changes can help reduce risks.

Do you want to know more about hypercholesterolemia?

We recommend that you continue reading the Conditions section of the NHS website for the public.

What mushrooms have useful properties in hypercholesterolemia?


Acts on blood pressure and cholesterol

This mushroom has been studied for its action on the cardiovascular system, particularly for blood pressure and cholesterol. The compounds contain within it have shown natural antibacterial and alkalizing qualities.

Helps to reduce the levels of the bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases the levels of the good cholesterol (HDL).

Cardiovascular health
Cardioprotective: Reduces the likelihood of problems related to smoking, hypertension, stress, etc.

Uric acid
Its alkalizing effect has been shown to be very useful to support conditions such as hyperuricemia and gout.


Acts on cholesterol and triglyceride levels

Various compounds in this mushrooms regulate fat (lipid) levels.  Maitake can also be used as food supplements to regulated high cholesterol and triglycerides levels.


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