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Cholesterol-lowering Agents and their Use

  1. Christopher J Packard,
  2. Allan Gaw,
  3. James Shepherd

Published Online: 28 MAY 2003

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0002265



How to Cite

Packard, C. J., Gaw, A. and Shepherd, J. 2003. Cholesterol-lowering Agents and their Use. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAY 2003


Increased cholesterol concentration in the bloodstream is an important risk factor in coronary heart disease. Clinical trials have demonstrated the benefit of lipid-lowering medication in preventing morbidity and death from coronary heart disease.


  • dyslipidaemia;
  • statin;
  • fibrate;
  • prevention;
  • coronary