December 12, 2007

IDEAL:

Report: U.S. cholesterol falls to ideal range (MIKE STOBBE, 12/12/07, Associated Press)

Americans may be too fat, but at least their cholesterol is low. For the first time in nearly 50 years, the average cholesterol level for U.S. adults is in the ideal range, the government reported Wednesday.

Results from a national survey that included blood tests found the total average cholesterol level dropped to 199 last year. Experts consider 200 and lower to be ideal.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 12, 2007 8:02 PM
Comments

If this was achieved through the use of statins, it isn't any big breakthrough.

Statins lower cholesterol, but the mortality is no different.

If you REALLY want to lower cholesterol, drop simple carbs from your diet.

Posted by: Bruno at December 12, 2007 10:46 PM
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