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March 2012 Br J Cardiol 2012;19(Suppl 1):s1-s16

Lipids and CVD: improving practice and clinical outcome

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This supplement is a report from the inaugural meeting of the Cardiometabolic Forum, jointly organised by the British Journal of Cardiology and HEART UK – The Cholesterol Charity. The meeting was held at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, London, on 24th November 2011. Meeting chairs were Dr Dermot Neely (Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne) for HEART UK, and Dr Henry Purcell (Royal Brompton Hospital, London, and Editor) for BJC. We hope this supplement will provide readers with an independent overview on recent developments in our knowledge of cholesterol metabolism and its implications for clinical practice. Speakers Dermot Neely

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Improving dyslipidaemia management: focus on lifestyle intervention and adherence

March 2012 Br J Cardiol 2012;19(Suppl 1):s1-s16 doi:10.5837/bjc.2012.s03

Improving dyslipidaemia management: focus on lifestyle intervention and adherence

Adie Viljoen

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The global epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes, largely due to overconsumption and sedentary lifestyle, is a major challenge facing clinicians. In the UK, as in the European Region, the prevalence of obesity is rapidly increasing, highlighting a growing health challenge.1 In England (2003 data), 65% of males and 55% of females aged 16 years or more are either overweight or obese.1 As a consequence, the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome, of which dyslipidaemia (elevated triglycerides and low plasma levels of high-density lipoprotein [HDL] cholesterol) and central obesity are key features,2 is increasing. Therapeutic lifestyle intervent

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