What is a real “normal” cholesterol level? How to decrease heart disease risks in a “real world”?Myths and misconceptions:
1/ “Redefining Normal Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol” article by James S. Forrester, MD (Chief of the Division of Cardiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles) in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
2/ Dr. James Forrester biography is here.
4/ “Safety and Efficacy of Extremely Low LDL-Cholesterol” article in the Journal of Lipids.
6/ “Hyperlipidemia in Early Adulthood Increases Long-Term Risk of Coronary Heart Disease” article by Ann Marie Navar-Boggan, MD, PhD.
“…each decade of high cholesterol raised the risk of heart disease by 39 percent, suggesting that the cumulative effects of even mild or moderate elevations in cholesterol can pose a significant risk to heart health” – American Heart Association
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