National, regional, and global trends in serum total cholesterol since 1980: systematic analysis of health examination surveys and epidemiological studies with 321 country-years and 3·0 million participants.

@article{Farzadfar2011NationalRA,
  title={National, regional, and global trends in serum total cholesterol since 1980: systematic analysis of health examination surveys and epidemiological studies with 321 country-years and 3·0 million participants.},
  author={Farshad Farzadfar and Mariel M. Finucane and Goodarz Danaei and Pamela M Pelizzari and Melanie J Cowan and Christopher J. Paciorek and Gitanjali M. Singh and John Kent Lin and Gretchen Anna Stevens and Leanne Margaret Riley and Majid Ezzati},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2011},
  volume={377 9765},
  pages={578-86}
}
BACKGROUND Data for trends in serum cholesterol are needed to understand the effects of its dietary, lifestyle, and pharmacological determinants; set intervention priorities; and evaluate national programmes. Previous analyses of trends in serum cholesterol were limited to a few countries, with no consistent and comparable global analysis. We estimated worldwide trends in population mean serum total cholesterol. METHODS We estimated trends and their uncertainties in mean serum total… CONTINUE READING
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