Cholesterol lowering in the elderly population

Scott M Grundy, James I. Cleeman, Basil M. Rifkind, Lewis H. Kuller

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Abstract

The incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) peaks in the elderly population. In secondary and primary prevention trials, cholesterol-lowering therapy reduces risk for CHD in both older and younger participants. This benefit, therefore, can be extended to the elderly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1670-1678
Number of pages9
JournalArchives of Internal Medicine
Volume159
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 9 1999

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  • Internal Medicine

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