Assessment of lipid profile in everyone in the age group of 18-20 years

Given a high incidence of cardiovascular disease in Indians, we recommend mandatory screening of blood cholesterol profile or lipid profile at the time of college admission and evaluation of the report by a physician. This will help in early identification of young individuals who could be at high risk of developing heart problems in future and for implementation of effective therapeutic strategies.

Everyone should keep LDL-C level around 70mgl/dl in blood for effective prevention of heart diseases irrespective of age??

It is important to understand that every 39 mg/dL (1 mmol/L) reduction in serum LDL-C (bad cholesterol), sustained over a period of five years, results in the following:

  • a 10% reduction in all-cause mortality
  • a 20% reduction in coronary mortality
  • a 24% reduction in nonfatal myocardial infarction, and
  • a 24% reduction in need for revascularization procedures.

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