Is the use of cholesterol in mortality risk algorithms in clinical guidelines valid? Ten years prospective data from the Norwegian HUNT 2 study

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URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21951982

Journal: Journal of Evaluation Clinical Practice

Publication Date: 02/2012

Summary: Our study provides an updated epidemiological indication of possible errors in the CVD risk algorithms of many clinical guidelines. If our findings are generalizable, clinical and public health recommendations regarding the ‘dangers’ of cholesterol should be revised. This is especially true for women, for whom moderately elevated cholesterol (by current standards) may prove to be not only harmless but even beneficial.

Key Takeaways

Cholesterol should no longer be considered dangerous to our health. Additionally, this study suggest moderate elevations in cholesterol may be beneficial to women.

Cholesterol Guidelines Should Be Revised

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