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What are the 2004 NCEP cholesterol treatment guidelines?

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What are the 2004 NCEP cholesterol treatment guidelines?

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After reviewing these large randomized cholesterol-lowering trials, The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) expert panel published their new recommendations. The new NCEP recommendations, presented in the June, 2004 issue of Circulation, are: • The report advised physicians to consider more intensive LDL cholesterol-lowering for people at very high, high, and moderately high risk for a heart attack. These options include setting lower treatment goals for LDL cholesterol and initiating cholesterol-lowering drug therapy at lower LDL thresholds, as compared to ATP III guidelines published in 2001. For example, for patients with a very high risk of heart attacks, the LDL cholesterol treatment goal remains at • The report emphasized the importance of initiating therapeutic lifestyle changes (TLC) to modify lifestyle-related risk factors (obesity, physical inactivity, metabolic syndrome, high blood triglyceride levels and low HDL cholesterol levels). TLC Lifestyle changes have the

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