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HDL and LDL cholesterol independently predict cardiovascular risk

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 04 October 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:693

Low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol are both important determinants of cardiovascular risk. Doctors treating patients with heart disease tend to concentrate most of their efforts on bringing down serum concentrations of LDL cholesterol with statins. But …

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