Lipid screening: is it enough to measure total cholesterol concentration?

@article{Neil1990LipidSI,
  title={Lipid screening: is it enough to measure total cholesterol concentration?},
  author={H. Andrew W. Neil and David C Mant and Lesley Parry Jones and Blaine Morgan and Jim I. Mann},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1990},
  volume={301 6752},
  pages={584-7}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine whether measurement of total cholesterol concentration is sufficient to identify most patients at lipoprotein mediated risk of coronary heart disease without measurement of triglyceride and high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol concentrations. DESIGN Cross sectional screening programme. SETTING Six general practices in Oxfordshire. PATIENTS 1901 Men and 2068 women aged 25-59. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE Cardiovascular risk as assessed by fasting venous plasma… CONTINUE READING