Special Article
August 9/23, 1999

Cholesterol Lowering in the Elderly Population

Scott M. Grundy, MD, PhD; James I. Cleeman, MD; Basil M. Rifkind, MD; et al Lewis H. Kuller, MD, DRPH; for the Coordinating Committee of the National Cholesterol Education Program
Author Affiliations

From the National Cholesterol Education Program (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute [NHLBI]).


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Arch Intern Med. 1999;159(15):1670-1678. doi:10.1001/archinte.159.15.1670

The incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) peaks in the elderly population. In secondary and primary prevention trials, cholesterol-lowering therapy reduces risk for CHD in both older and younger participants. This benefit, therefore, can be extended to the elderly.