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New AHA Cholesterol Guideline Calculator is Flawed, Over Predicts Risk – Claims

A report in the New York Times claims that the risk calculator released last week by the AHA is flawed.

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New AHA Cholesterol Guidelines Remove Target Levels, Perpetuates Fear of Saturated Fats

New AHA Cholesterol Guidelines Perpetuates Fear of Saturated Fats.

Key recommendation is that it is no longer necessary to aim for specific levels of cholesterol in patients on statins. This represents a major course correction in the statin saga and will probably reduce the sales of extra cholesterol lowering drugs that were often prescribed over and above a statin, for patients who did not achieve the mandated levels.

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