STANLEY S. BERGEN JR., M.D.; THEODORE B. VAN ITALLIE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The statistical association of an elevated level of cholesterol in the serum with an increased risk of coronary atherosclerosis seems well established. Many physicians treat patients who have hypercholesteremia with agents or diets believed effective in lowering the cholesterol level; however, the evidence that such measures can retard or arrest coronary artery dissease remains circumstantial (1-3).
Nevertheless, a number of agents and regimens are now available that purport to be effective in lowering cholesterol and they are receiving wide attention. It is the purpose of this paper to summarize briefly recent information about cholesterol metabolism and the various procedures that
BERGEN SS, VAN ITALLIE TB. Approaches to the Treatment of Hypercholesteremia. Ann Intern Med. ;58:355–366. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-58-2-355
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;58(2):355-366.
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