Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

LDL Elevation Incidence

Facts about high cholesterol:

  • About half of all adults in the USA have total blood cholesterol levels over 200 mg/dL
  • About 20 percent of all adults in the USA have levels over 240 mg/dL.

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Last Updated: May 1, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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