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Lipid Modification

January 31, 2008

Question written on 31/01/2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when his Department expects to publish new guidance on lipid modification.

Answered by Ann Keen

The Department has no plans to publish new guidance on lipid modification but the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is currently developing a clinical guideline on lipid modification entitled “Cardiovascular risk assessment: the modification of blood lipids for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease”. We understand that NICE expects to publish final guidance to the national health service this year. Further information can be found on NICE’s website at:www.nice.org.uk/guidance/index.jsp?action=byID&o=11628