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Cholesterol test GPs use to predict heart disease 'could be missing thousands of people' – Daily Mail

Friday, 18 March, 2022

Cholesterol test GPs use to predict heart disease 'could be missing thousands of people' – Daily Mail

Patients who are over 40, overweight or thought to be at risk are routinely offered the low-density lipoprotein (LDL-C) test to check their cholesterol levels. But medics say they should also be offered the apoliopoprotein B (ApoB) test (stock image)

 
Thousands of Britons are being left at risk of heart disease and stroke by standard NHS tests for cholesterol, an expert warned today.
Patients who are over 40, overweight or thought to be at risk are routinely offered blood tests to check their levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL-C) — known as bad cholesterol.
Those who have high levels are offered treatments including diet plans and drugs like statins to bring their levels down, and reduce the risk of serious disease.
Read more at: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-10615711/Cholesterol-test-GPs-use-predict-heart-disease-missing-thousands-people.html

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