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Ethnic groups have poorer control of cholesterol levels

A US study suggests that ethnic people are less likely to control their high cholesterol levels. Results show that Latinos are 36% less likely than non-Hispanic whites to have good cholesterol control and non-Hispanic blacks were 28% less likely. Adequate cholesterol control is achieved by only 1 in 5 patients who take cholesterol-lowering drugs.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Ivanhoe Newswire

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About: Ethnic groups have poorer control of cholesterol levels

Date: 16 November 2004

Source: Ivanhoe Newswire


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