Got that cholesterol level down to recommended levels? That's good—but
now you should lower it even more.
That is the message sent last month by the National Cholesterol Education
Program (NCEP) in an update of existing guidelines. The update's primary focus
is the need to aggressively reduce the blood levels of low-density lipoprotein
cholesterol (LDL-C)—the "bad" cholesterol—through lifestyle changes
such as diet and exercise and, if needed, with drugs such as statins (Circulation. 2004;110:227-239).
Mitka M. Guidelines: New Lows for LDL Target Levels. JAMA. 2004;292(8):911-913. doi:10.1001/jama.292.8.911