A Population-Based, Cross-Sectional Comparison of Lipid-Related Indexes for Symptoms of Atherosclerotic Disease
“In conclusion, these observations add to the published data suggesting that LDL cholesterol may not be the best target of lipid-lowering treatment strategies.” Wow. What’s the average primary care doc going to do? We’ve become so blinded to checking LDL and total cholesterol that we haven’t seemed to notice that other markers do a much better job of predicting heart disease then cholesterol.
I can honestly tell you that I’ve had patients come in being aggressively put on statins for a cholesterol level under 230 that would’ve responded to something as simple as a handul of almonds.