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Overall lipid levels drop

The first ‘real life' study of lipid-lowering across a whole UK population suggests a drop in 1.45mmol/l in those treated.

Just over 400,000 cholesterol measurements in 128 240 patients in Tayside from 1993 to 2003 were studied.

Researchers found average total cholesterols in those untreated dropped by 0.86 mmol/l compared to 1.45 mmol/l for those given a lipid-lowerer. The study was published in British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

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