Misleading associations between cholesterol and vascular outcomes in dialysis patients: the need for randomized trials.
Higher cholesterol is strongly associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in nonrenal populations, so the lack of a clear positive association between total cholesterol and mortality among dialysis patients is unexpected. This review of prospective studies of the association between total cholesterol and mortality among dialysis patients suggests that there is a negative association at below average cholesterol levels and a flat or weakly positive association at higher ...Expand abstract
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