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Project ImPACT: Hyperlipidemia

About the Issue

"Hyperlipidemia has been shown to be associated with increased risk of coronary artery disease (CAD)."

About the Issue

Hyperlipidemia refers to an abnormally high amount of lipids (e.g. cholesterol and/or fat) in the blood. Hyperlipidemia is associated with increased risk of coronary artery disease (CAD), the leading cause of death in the United States.2 Reduction in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels has been shown to decrease the number of people who experience heart attacks and death due to CAD.3 Hyperlipidemia is often a comorbidity of hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and sedentary lifestyle, which all contribute to increased risk of heart disease.

View the buttons below to learn how Project ImPACT: Hyperlipidemia addressed this issue or read the full manuscript on the project published in JAPhA.