Liver disease

Researchers have linked some cases of high cholesterol with liver disease. High cholesterol levels cause excessive fat deposition in the liver, diminishing its function. Patients may also have non-alcoholic steatohepatitis because elevated cholesterol amounts in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease can increase progression of the condition.

Cushing’ syndrome

Cushing’s syndrome possibly comes due to high cortisol hormone in the body.  Research links high cortisol amounts to excessive cholesterol in the body. If you have high cortisol levels, your body increases activities of major enzymes that regulate blood pressure. It also implies that Cushing’s syndrome affects blood pressure.

Anastasia Filipenko

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