What is ‘LDL cholesterol’?

Michael V. Holmes*, Mika Ala-Korpela

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate (Academic Journal)peer-review

11 Citations (Scopus)


LDL cholesterol is an important contributor to the risk of coronary heart disease, and its measurement is central to evaluating the effects of lipid-modifying therapies. Several ‘LDL-cholesterol’ assays exist but their methodologies differ, leading to between-assay heterogeneity in values of ‘LDL cholesterol’. We advocate the need for awareness of the potential implications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-198
Number of pages2
JournalNature Reviews Cardiology
Issue number4
Early online date30 Jan 2019
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019


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