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.
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