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Dyslipidaemia and the military patient
  1. Nicholas J Carter1,
  2. N E Hill2,
  3. E D Nicol3,
  4. S Hollis4,
  5. M L Patil Mead5 and
  6. G R Thompson6
  1. 1Fallingbostel Medcentre, Fallingbostel, Germany
  2. 2Endocrinology & General Medicine, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust,
  3. 3Department of Cardiovascular CT, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK
  4. 4Regional Occupational Health Team, Catterick Garrison, Catterick, UK
  5. 5Regional Occupational Health Team, Aldershot Centre for Health, Aldershot, Hants, UK
  6. 6Clinical Lipidology, Imperial College London, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Maj N E Hill, Department of Endocrinology and General Medicine, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham Palace Road, London W6 8RF, UK; neilhill{at}


Dyslipidaemias refer to abnormal levels of circulating lipids and high cholesterol and is related to cardiovascular death. This paper examines the types and prevalence of dyslipidaemia with specific reference to a military population and describes who to target in screening strategies used to detect people with abnormal lipid profiles. The diagnostic limits for a diagnosis of dyslipidaemia are explored. Finally, medical management of hyperlipidaemia is discussed and how this may affect military medical grading.

  • endocrinology
  • general practice
  • dyslipidaemia
  • hyperlipidaemia
  • hypercholesterolaemia

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