Research Article| Volume 9, ISSUE 1, P17-28, March 1989

New Guidelines for Lowering Blood Cholesterol

  • DeWitt S. Goodman
    Corresponding author: College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, 630 West 168th Street, New York, New York 10032.
    Tilden-Weger-Bieler Professor; Director, Institute of Human Nutrition, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, New York
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      An expert panel of the National Cholesterol Education Program issued a report that presents new, detailed guidelines for cholesterol treatment. The report provides specific recommendations for classifying patients according to their cholesterol levels. By using these guidelines, physicians dealing with individual patients will be able to determine who should be treated to lower blood cholesterol and to decide how such patients should be treated.
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