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Figure 3. Screening and Treating Adults for Lipid Disorders: Methods

Screening for lipid disorders: analytic framework and key questions. Numbers refer to key questions (KQ) as follows: KQ 1. What is the accuracy of screening for detecting persons at increased risk of CHD because of abnormal lipids? KQ 2. What is the effectiveness of diet therapy or exercise or drug therapy in reducing the incidence of mortality from CHD in asymptomatic people with abnormal lipids? KQ3. What are the adverse effects of screening? KQ4. What are the adverse effects of diet or drug treatment?

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