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Management of Hyperlipidemia

Tieraona Low Dog, MD, David Riley, MD

Atherosclerosis is the major cause of coronary heart disease and one of the leading causes of death in the United States. While genetic variables contribute to the development of the disease in some individuals, the real tragedy is the fact that many deaths could be prevented by eating a low fat diet, exercising regularly, not smoking and maintaining a healthy body weight. New medical research is evaluating the interplay between plaque formation in atherosclerosis and inflammation with new evidence suggesting that C-reactive protein—a marker for inflammation— may be of primary importance in read more…

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