Cumulative exposure to hyperlipidemia in young adulthood appears to raise the subsequent risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in a dose-dependent fashion, according to findings of a study. Adults with prolonged exposure to even moderate elevations in non–HDL cholesterol had higher risks for future CHD. The research team noted that this patient group may benefit from more aggressive primary prevention.

Source: Circulation, February 3, 2015.

An abstract of the study is available at http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/131/5/451.abstract.