Epidemiologic data linking diet to hyperlipidemia and arteriosclerosis.

  title={Epidemiologic data linking diet to hyperlipidemia and arteriosclerosis.},
  author={Donald J. McNamara and W. Huntting Howell},
  journal={Seminars in liver disease},
  volume={12 4},
There is little debate that an elevated plasma cholesterol level, specifically an elevated plasma LDL cholesterol level, increases cardiovascular disease risk. Data from inter- and intrapopulation studies have clearly demonstrated that as total and LDL cholesterol levels increase, cardiovascular disease risk increases. Although this relationship is generally accepted, the specifies of the relationship generate debate. Relevant questions pertain to the actual level of plasma cholesterol at which… CONTINUE READING