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  • Elevated levels of blood lipids are well-documented risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Hyperlipidaemia can be due solely to hereditary factors, but more commonly it is an acquired condition.

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    Elevated levels of blood lipids are well-documented risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Hyperlipidaemia can be due solely to hereditary factors, but more commonly it is an acquired condition.

    Statins are the preferred class of drugs to lower elevated low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). There are other classes to augment or substitute for statins, such as esetimibe, fibrates, niacin and dietary supplements.

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