Tag Archives: lipids

Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol

Measurement of blood cholesterol concentration is another screening test that has been widely employed without good evidence for its utility. There is no doubt that patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) benefit from the lowering of their blood cholesterol with statin (Lipitor and similar drugs) therapy – so called secondary prevention. But most primary care…

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Trans Fats, Big Brother, and Sloppy Science

Be afraid. There’s a plot to poison you with fat, trans fats to be precise or trans fatty acids to be even more exact. There are two articles in the Annals of Internal Medicine (here and here) which give a pretty good idea where medicine is heading. You’ve likely heard about trans fats. Their chemical…

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