High Blood Cholesterol in Elderly Men and the Excess Risk for Coronary Heart Disease

Rubin, Susan M.; Sidney, Stephen; Black, Dennis M.; Browner, Warren S.; Hulley, Stephen B.; Cummings, Steven R.
December 1990
Annals of Internal Medicine;12/15/90, Vol. 113 Issue 12, p916
Academic Journal
Determines whether high blood cholesterol is an important risk factor for mortality from coronary heart disease in elderly men. Relation between elevated levels of serum cholesterol and coronary heart disease in elderly men; Predictor of mortality from coronary heart disease; Effectiveness of cholesterol level reduction in the treatment of coronary heart disease in elderly men.


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