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Call to end cholesterol tests

14th May 2008

A new study carried out by researchers from the University of Oxford has claimed that annual checks for patients under treatment for high cholesterol should be scrapped.


Researchers suggest that instead, patients who adhere to their treatment could be satisfactorily tested every three to five years. The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found that short-term variability in cholesterol levels of 7% makes it almost impossible to detect a true increase and that annual checks were likely to detect more false positives than true results.

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