Presented by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Cholesterol Education Program, this report summarizes the panel's discoveries regarding the detection, evaluation, and treatment of high blood cholesterol in adults. Internet users have the option of viewing the 40-page executive summary or the 372-page full report. Some of the many topics addressed in the report include risk assessment and management of coronary heart disease, primary and secondary prevention of LDL-cholesterol lowering therapy, therapeutic lifestyle changes, and drug interventions to improve adherence. This extensive report also assesses and provides recommendations for those who fall in the "special populations" category. In short, persons in the medical field, as well as individuals who suffer from high cholesterol (or know someone who does), will find this report valuable.
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