Blood: Cholesterol

Health written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Colin Challen Colin Challen Labour, Morley and Rothwell

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what account was taken of NHS guidelines on blood cholesterol levels in Scotland when setting those for England.

Photo of Rosie Winterton Rosie Winterton The Minister of State, Department of Health

The Department's policy on cholesterol levels is set out in the national service framework (NSF) for coronary heart disease (CHD). The NSF for CHD set cholesterol levels taking into account the Joint British Societies' recommendations reported in 1998, as well as the Scottish report "Secondary prevention clinics for coronary heart disease: randomised trial of effect on health" written by Campbell, Thain, Deans et al. which detailed emerging evidence in 1998.

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