Riddle me this..

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by jazzy grille, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. jazzy grille

    jazzy grille - Arrogant Bastard

    Aug 15, 2006
    Sarasota, Florida
    A friend and I were arguing over something.

    I can't seem to find anything on the internets about this.

    If you have had low cholesterol your whole life can you still have plaque buildup in your arteries? I am under the impression that artery plaque and high cholesterol go hand-in-hand, but I am not sure if you can have plaque without high cholesterol.

    I know TB, is not a place for medical advice, but since nobody's life/health is at risk I figured why the hell not..
  2. yes.
  3. JimB52

    JimB52 User Supporting Member

    May 24, 2007
    East Coast
    My father-in-law has always had low cholesterol, even thouch he ate plenty of red meat, butter, cheese, etc. He needed bypass surgery because of plaque buildup.
    My mom's was about 170, but she had a heart attack, although the courts found that vioxx was partially to blame. She now takes lipitor, and her total cholesterol is 150ish.
  4. bui


    Feb 24, 2009
    You need to specify whether it's HDL, LDL, or total cholesterol...