Serum Cholesterol Distribution and Coronary Heart Disease Risk: Observations and Predictions Among Middle-aged Population in Eastern Finland

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Abstract

Background

The purpose of the present study was to assess the implications of cholesterol distribution and its change on coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality and disease prevention at a population level.

Conclusions

The community-based population strategy in cardiovascular disease prevention was effective in decreasing cholesterol levels among the entire population, including the subjects with the highest cholesterol values. The balanced application of both high-risk and population strategies is needed for the effective prevention of CHD. (Circulation. 1998;97:1087-1094.)

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