This is a summary of the somewhat controversial updated guideline from NICE on lipids. You could probably only have failed to notice the uproar surrounding this is you’d been living on Mars for the last few months. I am just summarising the guideline here, but please comment if you feel strongly about it!
I have listed some ‘Take Home Messages’, then a more comprehensive summary below.
Take home messages
Measure lipids on a non-fasting sample. Take note of the ‘Total Cholesterol’ (TC) and the ‘Non-HDL’ levels (ie TC – HDL).