Cholesterol Levels in the U.S. on the Decline
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Haylen_WebMD_Staff posted:
Click on the link above to read the article. Experts credit medication and healthier diets for falling cholesterol levels.

What do you think has contributed to the decline?

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bobby75703 responded:
No doubt the massive use of cholesterol lowering drugs is at least partly responsible for the decline in cholesterol levels.

But heart disease began its decline in the USA long before these drugs were invented.

The best rate of decline in heart disease was from 1970-75 when America's cholesterol levels were much higher.

Statins didn't appear until 1987.

We were doing something right in 1970-75 to induce a big turnaround in heart disease. Whatever it was, we should keep doing it.