Over Time, Slightly Elevated LDL Cholesterol Increases Heart Risk

Length of exposure matters, Duke study finds.

It is well known that the longer you smoke cigarettes, the greater your risk of heart disease. Now it appears that ongoing, higher-than-normal cholesterol levels have the same effect. A study conducted at Duke Clinical Research Institute found that 55-year-old adults with moderately elevated levels of non-HDL cholesterol for 11 to 20 years had twice […]


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