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Cholesterol screening is not worth while

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 07 March 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:723
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Testing cholesterol concentrations and treating raised concentrations while ignoring other risk factors for heart disease is unlikely to save lives and is a waste of NHS resources, according to a report from the NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination.

    Cholesterol testing and treatment of raised concentrations with statins need to be targeted at those people with other risk factors of coronary heart disease, according to the report's …

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