Prognostic value of fasting versus nonfasting low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels on long-term mortality: insight from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III (NHANES-III).

@article{Doran2014PrognosticVO,
  title={Prognostic value of fasting versus nonfasting low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels on long-term mortality: insight from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III (NHANES-III).},
  author={Bethany Doran and Y. A. Guo and Jin-feng Xu and Howard S. Weintraub and S Jimera Mora and David J. Maron and Sripal Bangalore},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2014},
  volume={130 7},
  pages={546-53}
}
BACKGROUND National and international guidelines recommend fasting lipid panel measurement for risk stratification of patients for prevention of cardiovascular events. However, the prognostic value of fasting versus nonfasting low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) is uncertain. METHODS AND RESULTS Patients enrolled in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III (NHANES-III), a nationally representative cross-sectional survey performed from 1988 to 1994, were stratified on… CONTINUE READING
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