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Is fasting necessary before lipid tests?

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 14 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7662

It may be unnecessary to fast before tests for serum lipids, say researchers from Canada. In a cross sectional analysis of more than 209 180 results, fasting times made little difference to concentrations of total cholesterol and high density lipoprotein cholesterol. Concentrations of low …

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