Cholesterol as a risk factor for coronary heart disease.


The intense current interest in lipids as causal risk factors in coronary heart disease has encouraged a unifactorial, one-dimensional approach to coronary risk based on fixed total serum cholesterol or low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol cut-points. Epidemiological evidence shows that coronary heart disease risk is multifactorial; the risk associated… (More)


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