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Prevention of vascular and metabolic disease

Cholesterol and other lipids

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

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Adults should have their blood lipids (a fasting sample should be used when assessing elevated triglycerides [TG])50 assessed every five years starting at 45 years of age (A for males, C for females). Lipid levels should be interpreted in the context of an absolute CVD risk assessment after 45 years of age (35 years of age for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; B). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults should have lipid tests performed every five years from 35 years of age (B).

Table 8.3.1

Table 8.3.1

Cholesterol and lipids: Identifying risk

Table 8.3.2

Table 8.3.2

Cholesterol and lipids: Preventive interventions

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