OBJECTIVES: To estimate the long-term true change variation ('signal') and short-term within-person variation ('noise') of the different lipid measures and evaluate the best measure and the optimal interval for lipid re-screening. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study from 2005 to 2008. SETTING: A medical health check-up programme at a centre for preventive medicine in a teaching hospital in Tokyo, Japan. PARTICIPANTS: 15 810 apparently healthy Japanese adults not taking cholesterol-lowering dr...Expand abstract
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Lipid re-screening: what is the best measure and interval?
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