Matthew F. Muldoon, MD
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To the Editor: I read with great interest the article by Dr. Garber and colleagues (1) on the role of cholesterol screening in asymptomatic adults. On the advice of the National Cholesterol Education Program, the entire nation has embarked on a crusade to lower serum cholesterol. Recently, however, several heated debates have erupted regarding the scientific basis of these recommendations. Consequently, I was eager to read the Stanford group's assessment of the literature and hoped that their review might clarify controversies attributable to conflicting interpretations of existing data. Instead, I found that Dr. Garber and colleagues may have misled the
Muldoon MF. Cholesterol and Screening of Asymptomatic Adults. Ann Intern Med. ;112:384–385. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-112-5-384
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1990;112(5):384-385.
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