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New Cholesterol Guidelines - - Even More Money For Drug Companies

Today the National Cholesterol Education Program advised lowering the optimal levels of LDL (bad cholesterol)for high risk patients even lower. Only 5% of U.S. women and 2% of men have an LDL below 70, the program says; the U.S. average is 130. In 2001, the program lowered the LDL goal for high-risk patients to below 100. They defined a person as high risk if they have: Coronary heart disease, Diabetes or Diseased blood vessels to the brain, arms or legs, or If they have at...

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