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In most cases this is an age related disease and adding factors like taking more fatty diet add to this problem.
does drinking increas my risk?
if you have got high cholesterol levels then alcohol may worsen this control and add as a risk factor.
So as you have written that you are taking simvastatin then in this case high alcohol intake can cause dislipidemia and can worsen your cholesterol control.
what is dislipidemia?
It is actually medical term for altered cholesterol levels.
If you have strong family history of heart attacks and carotid stenosis then this also is a risk factor.
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