Published in Drug Week, July 16th, 2004
Dyslipidemias include elevated LDL (bad) cholesterol, low HDL (good) cholesterol, and/or elevated triglycerides, all of which increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. Although widely used drugs such as statins lower LDL cholesterol effectively, they are less efficacious at improving other lipid profiles.
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