Research Article| Volume 9, ISSUE 1, P29-36, March 1989

Screening for High Blood Cholesterol

  • Beth Schucker
    Corresponding author: Lipid Metabolism-Artherogenesis Branch, Federal Building, Room 401, 7550 Wisconsin Avenue Bethesda, Maryland 20892.
    Health Scientist Administrator, Lipid Metabolism-Atherogenesis Branch, Division of Heart and Vascular Diseases, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
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  • Reagan H. Bradford
    Special Expert, Lipid Metabolism-Atherogenesis Branch, Division of Heart and Vascular Diseases, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

    Director, Oklahoma Lipid Research Clinic, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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      The detection and treatment goals set forth by the National Cholesterol Education Program will require a screening effort of considerable magnitude. Much of this screening can be accomplished through routine medical care, but screenings conducted at public or community sites also offer promise. Ongoing screening research is addressing many of the issues involved in public screening and will provide a basis for screening guidelines. With such guidelines in place, it is hoped that public screening might make a meaningful contribution to the national effort to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease through the control of blood cholesterol.
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