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BioMed Central

Background Aggressive lipid lowering by high-dose statin treatment has been established for the secondary prevention of coronary artery disease (CAD). Regarding the low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) level, however, the “The lower is the better” concept has been controversial to date. We hypothesized that there is an optimal LDL-C level, i.e., a “threshold” value, below which the...