A recent article published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology makes the case for non-fasting lipid profiles, meaning if you’re testing cholesterol (total, LDL, HDL, triglycerides, etc.), it’s not necessary to go without food for hours beforehand. Included in the article is an illustration that compares fasting and non-fasting lipid profiles. Evidence-driven recommendations cite prospective evidence on more than 300,000 persons, and note that these recommendations are practical, safe, cost saving, same visit, time efficient, and patient-friendly, laboratory-friendly, and physician friendly. The JACC notes, “… Several societies’ guidelines and statements in Denmark, the United Kingdom, Europe, Canada,…
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