The association between lipid levels and the risks of incident myocardial infarction, stroke, and total mortality: The Cardiovascular Health Study.

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URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15450039?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

Journal: Journal of the American Geriatric Society

Publication Date: 10/2004

Summary: In this population-based study of older adults, most lipid measures were weakly associated with cardiovascular events. The association between low HDL-C and increased MI risk was nonetheless strong and consistent.

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Blood lipid levels do not have a strong association with heart attacks and strokes, except for low levels of HDL, which you at an increased risk of heart attack.

Should Cardiologists Be More Focused On Raising HDL Rather Than Lowering LDL?

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