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The nadir of cholesterol reduction: strict guidelines!

by Medindia Content Team on June 3, 2006 at 4:57 PM
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The nadir of cholesterol reduction: strict guidelines!

According to new US recommendations one should decrease cholesterol level to their nadir would be harmful for other beneficial functions of cholesterol.

Aggressive means have been advised by the guidelines for affected groups to the tune of LDL-cholesterol concentrations of less than 1.81 millimoles per litre of blood (mmol/l) in high-risk individuals.

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Statins and doses would have to be more than eight times higher than currently used, would be used by affected groups. This is what BMJ has to say.

On the contrary clinical trials have shown that higher doses of statins do not lower overall mortality and side effects are generally under-reported.

Still it may cause other serious problem in health of individuals.

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