Blood cholesterol screening

  title={Blood cholesterol screening},
  author={Dr. Steven R. Craig and Rupal V. Amin and Daniel W Russell and Norman F. Paradise},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
OBJECTIVE: To compare fasting and nonfasting total and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol values in adults and to determine how closely classification into risk groups for coronary heart disease based on nonfasting blood tests compares with classification based on fasting studies. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: A community hospital general internal medicine clinic. PATIENTS: One hundred eighty-one patients at least 20 years of age receiving medical care at a community hospital… CONTINUE READING


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