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November 21, 2001

Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment of High Cholesterol

Author Affiliations

Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor


Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001

JAMA. 2001;286(19):2400-2402. doi:10.1001/jama.286.19.2398

To the Editor: Following publication of the NCEP-ATP III Executive Summary,1 the extension and tightening of treatment goals for high blood cholesterol levels in adults runs headlong into economic reality. More than 50% of Americans are overweight,2 and the prevalence is increasing at an alarming rate.3 With it will rise the prevalence of hyperlipidemia, along with type 2 diabetes mellitus, which ATP elevates into the same LDL goal category as proven vascular disease.

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