The cholesterol-watching world is filled to the brim with acronyms and easily confused verbiage. Who can remember what LDL and HDL stand for – much less which is the good and which is the bad cholesterol? And then there’s Apo-B and LDL particle size to boot. But today I learned one that was total news to me: FH.
Turns out, FH stands for Familial Hypercholesterolemia which, in a nutshell, is very high LDL (bad) cholesterol that is caused by genetics. A more complete definition is given on The FH Foundation website:
“FH is short for Familial Hypercholesterolemia.