Tuesday, September 30, 2014


“There is a lot of evidence suggesting that lowering LDL-C may be helpful and will not cause harm. However, we can’t ignore the fact the low density lipoprotein, and the lipid molecules it carries play an important role for bodily function. Therefore, although lowering LDL-C may reduce the risk of heart disease, it may in theory have harmful effects, many of which may not yet be fully understood.”

When it comes to total mortality, some data indicate that optimal levels of serum cholesterol may be between 210 and 230 mg/dL (5.4 and 5.9 mmol/L)

10 Pitfalls of Using LDL Cholesterol to Assess Risk

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