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    Measuring Nonfasting LDL-C: A Formula for the Future?

    Recent expert recommendations from the US and Europe endorse evaulating lipid levels in the nonfasting state.1,2 Among the reasons for the guidance are improved patient convenience and improved clinical efficiency: avoids overloading morning appointments for bloodwork. About 38% of patients in the US may already be having their lipids checked in the nonfasting state. Moreover, there are concerns about the accuracy of the standard formula used to assess LDL-C, the Friedewald Formula. A new study tests the Friedewald method against a new way to measure bad cholesterol. Click through this short slide show for details and results.



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