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Epidemiology

Paul Nicholls and Ian Young

in Lipid Disorders

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199569656
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607464 | DOI: http://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.  1652 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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