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Archived Comments for: Isolated low high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C): implications of global risk reduction. Case report and systematic scientific review

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  1. Important error in manuscript regarding low HDL-C

    Melvin Hayden, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri School of Medicine

    10 January 2005

    The chemistry profile of 2004 is in error.

    The uric acid level is reported to be 6.5 mg/dL with global risk reduction and this is in error.

    The correct uric acid level following global risk reduction is 3.5 mg/dL in 2004

    Elevations of uric acid levels greater than 4 mg/dL are to be considered a red flag and more agressive therapy should be initiated.

    Hayden MR, Tyagi SC: Uric acid: A new look at an old risk marker for cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes mellitus: The urate redox shuttle.

    Nutr Metab (Lond). 2004 Oct 19;1(1):10

    Competing interests

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