Optimal high-density lipoprotein cholesterol cutoff for predicting cardiovascular disease: Comparison of the Korean and US National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys.

@article{Moon2015OptimalHL,
  title={Optimal high-density lipoprotein cholesterol cutoff for predicting cardiovascular disease: Comparison of the Korean and US National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys.},
  author={Joon Ho Moon and Bo Kyung Koo and Min Kyong Moon},
  journal={Journal of clinical lipidology},
  year={2015},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={334-42}
}
BACKGROUND Serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) has been reported to be lower in Asians than in Caucasians. OBJECTIVE We compared HDL-C levels between the Korean and US populations using stratified analysis according to age and sex and estimated the optimal cutoff value for HDL-C that best predicts the risk of cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs) and ischemic heart disease (IHD) in Koreans. METHODS The Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) 2010-2012 and… CONTINUE READING
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