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December 21, 2005

The IDEAL Cholesterol: Lower Is Better—Correction

JAMA. 2005;294(23):2973. doi:10.1001/jama.294.23.2973-a

Incorrect Data in Table: In the Editorial entitled “The IDEAL Cholesterol: Lower Is Better” published in the November 16, 2005, issue of JAMA (2005;294:2492-2494), 2 incorrect percentages were given in the Table. The risk reduction for the end point of coronary heart disease death or myocardial infarction in the Treating to New Targets (TNT) study was 22%, not 21%. Also, the risk reduction for this same end point in the Incremental Decrease in End Points Through Aggressive Lipid Lowering (IDEAL) study was 12%, not 11%.