While searching for FAA & cholesterol, I read this in the Aviation Medical Advisory Service (AMAS) article titled Cholesterol Reduction FAA Policy on Cholesterol Screening In the early 1990’s, the FAA considered measuring blood cholesterol in pilots in their Notice of Proposed Rulemaking changing FAR Part 67. Although no disqualification was recommended for elevated cholesterol levels, values above 300 mg% would have triggered a cardiovascular evaluation. Numerous objections from many interested parties were validated and the FAA dropped this proposal from the new FAR Part 67 adopted in September 1996. No blood testing is routinely required nor is any level of cholesterol disqualifying. However, nearly every cardiovascular condition requiring evaluation for the FAA includes a mandatory report of the pilot’s cholesterol, triglycerides and glucose levels. I have very high cholesterol TC & LDL, but combined with the rest of my lipid profile, I am not concerned. This is induced by a Low Carb diet, and I choose not to take statins. Doctor diagnosed Familial Hypercholesterolemia solely due to the high ldl with no other consideration or investigation. Does anybody know if the FAA would consider Familial Hypercholesterolemia a cardiovascular condition? In absence of any other cardiovascular condition, does the FAA have any authority to deny or defer a medical in this situation?