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Editor's Correspondence
May 27, 2013

Nonfasting Lipids: There Is the Population and Then There Is the Patient

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: The Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Baltimore, Maryland.

JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):936-937. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.383

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.