The latest national cholesterol guidelines now recommend more aggressive cholesterol-lowering

The latest national cholesterol guidelines now recommend more aggressive cholesterol-lowering...LDL less than 70 for some patients.

We now know that "lower is better"...especially for higher risk patients. LDL goals are based on cardiac risk factors... age...blood pressure...smoking...family history... cholesterol level...etc.

Low risk...no more than one risk. LDL goal remains < 160 mg/dL.

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