The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) launched the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) in November 1985. The goal of the NCEP is to contribute to reducing illness and death from coronary heart disease (CHD) in the United States by reducing the percent of Americans with high blood cholesterol. Through educational efforts directed at health professionals and the public, the NCEP aims to raise awareness and understanding about high blood cholesterol as a risk factor for CHD and the benefits of lowering cholesterol levels as a means of preventing CHD.
- Program Description
- Health Related Information
- Clinical Practice Guidelines for Cholesterol Management in Adults (ATP III)
Source: NIH http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov “National Cholesterol Education Program“ http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/ncep Accessed December 2, 2015.
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