lipid hypothesis

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lipid hypothesis

Cardiology A widely accepted postulate that hyperlipidemia–eg, cholesterol, and to a lesser degree, other lipids in the circulation is responsible for CAD, the major cause of death in the US, levels which, when altered by dietary or pharmacologic manipulation, ↓ risk of ASHD-related morbidity. Cf Lipid theory.