[Hypocholesterolemias: causes and diagnosis].

Most of the hypocholesterolemias in adults and children are presented and the non-cardiovascular risk of low serum cholesterol (cancer, depressive illness.) is discussed. A good assessment of hypocholesterolemia is provided by usual laboratory lipid tests (total, HDL- and LDL-cholesterol, apolipoproteins B and A1) and completed by lipid assays of parents in… (More)