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Epidemiology

Paul Nicholls and Ian Young

in Lipid Disorders

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780199569656
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191740343 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199569656.003.0002

Series: Oxford Cardiology Library

Epidemiology

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Total and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels are inappropriately high in the developed world.

Levels can be linked to the prevalence of coronary heart disease (CHD).

Triglyceride (TG) levels are also associated with an increased risk of CHD, especially when coupled with low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C).

CHD event rates are declining in Western Europe, and increasing in Eastern Europe.

Chapter.  1650 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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