On one of the other posts someone said that they wanted everyone with FH in the country to be identified. That's fine, but what if they don't want to be identified themselves?
I really really wish that the GP I saw at the doctors surgery had never mentioned my cholesterol level. I hadn't asked for a cholesterol test, and I didn't want my cholesterol tested, she took the results from a complete blood test for something else that was completely unrelated - I wish the medical profession had just left me alone.
I know I'm not the only one this applies to, so surely there is a huge ethical problem with medics contacting people who haven't expressed any interest in knowing whether they've got FH or not, and haven't specifically sought advice on their cholesterol level? In that they haven't consented to being contacted in this way?
If you don't want to take statins there's really no point in being told your cholesterol is high or what your risk is.