Gilbert's Syndrome and cholesterol level

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I read a study recently that said people with Gilbert's Syndrome have lower cholesterol than those without.  I myself have Gilbert's and my cholesterol is extremely low and has been for as long as I can remember.  Does anyone else have low cholesterol?  I wonder if low cholesterol is related to some of the symptoms people with Gilbert's complain of.

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    I have GS and I have low cholesterol as well, always had
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    Hi DaceyCase,

    I have GS and very low cholesterol. Various studies have shown that people with GS typically have lower cholesterol levels.

    I found this literature review very interesting.

    http://www98.griffith.edu.au/dspace/bitstream/handle/10072/54228/83631_1.pdf?sequence=1[/b]

    There is also a lot of evidence that low cholesterol levels can cause numerous adverse effects to people's health, and in particular mental health.

    So I think you're probably right, low cholesterol associated with GS may be causing some of the symptoms people are experiencing.

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    Very Interesting, any chance you have the study? My recent lab work showed Cholesterol levels @ 150.  My MD wrote a note telling me it was "to low" ( should not be under 200.)  and that low levels cause difficulty thinking and processing.  I'd never heard of low cholesterol being a health risk.  Then I asked my cardiologist and he said my numbers were Poster Child Worthy so...good question.  I wonder if we are just prone to run low because of syndrome and or due to healthier lifestyle we are forced to live in order to maintain normalcy?  

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