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Atherogenic dyslipidaemia prevalent in China

Increasing obesity rates in China has led to increases in the prevalence of elevated triglycerides and low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C). This report was based on data from a national representative survey in 163,641 adults aged >18 years living in mainland China between 2013 and 2014. Overall, the population-weighted means of total cholesterol, HDL-C, and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), and median of triglycerides were 4.70, 1.35, 2.88, and 1.49 mmol/L, respectively. Notably, the prevalence of low HDL-C and high triglycerides was about 2-fold higher than for high LDL-C (20.4% and 13.8% versus 8.1%, respectively). These findings highlight the need to improve the management of dyslipidaemia, which is prevalent in China.
Prevalence of dyslipidemia and achievement of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol targets in Chinese adults: A nationally representative survey of 163,641 adults

Zhang M, Deng Q, Wang L et al