Blood cholesterol level and prevalence of hypercholesterolaemia in developing countries: a review of population-based studies carried out from 1979 to 2002.

@article{Fuentes2003BloodCL,
  title={Blood cholesterol level and prevalence of hypercholesterolaemia in developing countries: a review of population-based studies carried out from 1979 to 2002.},
  author={Ricardo M Fuentes and Tuulikki Uusitalo and Pekka M Puska and Jaakko Tuomilehto and Aulikki Nissinen},
  journal={European journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation : official journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={411-9}
}
BACKGROUND While the age-specific rates of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are declining in many developed countries, the epidemic is accelerating in most developing countries. Elevated serum total cholesterol (TC) is one of the major risk factors for atherosclerotic CVD. This review was carried out to describe the current situation in mean TC and in the prevalence of hypercholesterolaemia in developing countries. DESIGN AND METHODS A search for papers published in medical journals from 1990 to… CONTINUE READING