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The difference between fasting and non-fasting lipid measurements is not related to statin treatment

The difference between fasting and non-fasting lipid measurements is not related to statin treatment

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8033327/

Non-fasting blood samples are routinely used to assess plasma lipid profiles except in patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia according to the previous consensus. However, the impact of statin use on non-fasting plasma lipid measurements has not been thoroughly evaluated. In this cross-sectional study, 686 patients with normal triglyceride (TG) levels, who were hospitalized due to chest pain, were enrolled.

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    If triglyceride levels are typically normal for a given patient I don't make too much of a fuss over fasting.