Divide Over When to Use In-Depth Cholesterol Tests - By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press

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Tue, 2011-10-25 10:19

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October 25, 2011

Divide Over When to Use In-Depth Cholesterol Tests - By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press

More doctors are going beyond standard cholesterol counts, using another test to take a closer look at the bad fats - a count of particles that carry LDL through the blood. Cardiologists are divided over the usefulness of that approach. So far, guidelines from major heart organizations don't recommend these extra tests. Nieca Goldberg, MD, is quoted.

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