Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Can non-fasting lipid levels be used to predict future cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk?

Bottom-line:
Minimal differences exist between fasting and non- fasting HDL^ LDL^ and total cholesterol (TC). Also^ non-fasting HDL and non-HDL levels correlate with future CVD events. Therefore^ fasting for lipid testing is not required.


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Publication Date: 2014-9-15
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 14:42:55