Physicians should test blood cholesterol levels in their adult patients, provide nutrition counseling, and, where necessary, prescribe medications to reduce this important risk factor. Effective strategies exist for minimizing negative effects from labeling and for improving patient adherence to therapy; they should be utilized. Lowering blood cholesterol level is a challenge that must be addressed vigorously. The health of the public can be greatly enhanced if physicians take a major role in helping to conquer this important problem.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Internal Medicine