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Ethnicity a 'risk-enhancing' factor under new cholesterol guidelines
In a recent update of cholesterol guidelines, a national panel of scientists and health experts stressed a more personalized approach to risk assessment, diagnosis and treatment. But for the first time, the guidelines also described race and ethnic backgrounds as "risk-enhancing factors" for specific U.S. populations. Each ethnicity has some clusters of risk factors specific to that ethnic group.The guidelines, issued in Novemb
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