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New data fuels doctors’ demands to rewrite U.S. heart guidelines

CHICAGO Controversial heart disease prevention guidelines that abandoned specific targets for reducing "bad" LDL cholesterol are under fresh assault after a major study highlighted the benefits of taking LDL to very low levels.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

It is often forgotten that the Framingham studies indicate that after age 70, the higher the cholesterol levels, the greater the lifespan.

 

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