70 is the new 100!

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What?  There are new guidelines on lowering cholesterol.  We have, for years, targeted  LDL (the bad cholesterol) to be under 100 in at-risk patients.  Now, the LDL target number is under 70!

An LDL below 70 mg/dL should be the goal for all patients with coronary artery disease, or those with diabetes plus at least one additional risk factor (smoker, high blood pressure, history of stroke, chronic kidney disease).

Be aware of your risk factors. And, get to goal!

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I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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