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Cholesterol guidelines update: controversy over heart risk calculator

Posted November 19, 2013, 2:19 pm Howard LeWine, M.D., Chief Medical Editor, Internet Publishing, Harvard Health Publications Itís been a topsy-turvy few days in the world of heart health and disease. Last week the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology released new guidelines that upended previous recommendations for who should take a cholesterol-lowering statin. A few days later, two Harvard physicians challenged the accuracy of the calculator included in the guidelines, saying…

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