Industry Funding and Cholesterol Research: A Systematic Review

The effect of diet on blood cholesterol concentrations has become controversial. We assessed whether industry-funded studies were more likely than non–industry-funded studies to report conclusions that were not supported by their objective findings. PubMed and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials searches through March 8, 2019, yielded 211 relevant articles. The percentage of industry-funded studies … Continue reading Industry Funding and Cholesterol Research: A Systematic Review

Cost-Effectiveness of Lipid-Lowering Treatments in Young Adults

BackgroundRaised low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in young adulthood (aged 18-39 years) is associated with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) later in life. Most young adults with elevated LDL-C do not currently receive lipid-lowering treatment. ObjectivesThis study aimed to estimate the prevalence of elevated LDL-C in ASCVD-free U.S. young adults and the cost-effectiveness of lipid-lowering strategies for … Continue reading Cost-Effectiveness of Lipid-Lowering Treatments in Young Adults