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High LDL-C, Non-HDL-C Levels Associated with Higher CVD Death Risk, Even in Those at Low CVD Risk

Rosenberg, Karen

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: December 2018 - Volume 118 - Issue 12 - p 67
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000549699.94445.68
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According to this study:

  • In a cohort of patients at low 10-year risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD), elevated levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and non–high-density lipoprotein cholesterol were associated with higher risk of CVD and coronary heart disease mortality.
  • Further study is needed to determine whether low-risk individuals with elevated LDL cholesterol and non-HDL cholesterol would benefit from lipid-lowering lifestyle modifications and drug therapy.
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