Author Affiliations: The Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Baltimore, Maryland.
We congratulate Sidhu and Naugler1 on their article lending support to nonfasting lipid profiling. To inform the care of an individual patient, Sidhu and Naugler1 focus on the average population-level impact of nonfasting on lipid levels. However, to help bring their results closer to the bedside, patient-level considerations must be highlighted.
Martin SS, Blaha MJ, Jones SR. Nonfasting Lipids: There Is the Population and Then There Is the Patient. JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):936-937. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.383