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Korean J Fam Med. 2010 Mar;31(3):171-181. Korean. Review.
Cho YG , Song HJ , Park BJ , .
National Evidence-Based Healthcare Collaborating Agency, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Family Medicine, Seoul Paik Hospital, College of Medicine, Inje University, Seoul, Korea.
Hallym Sacred-Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Anyang, Korea.
Department of Preventive Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

There have been accumulating evidences that dyslipidemia is a major risk factor of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and improvement in lipid profile can reduce the incidence of CVD. Guidelines for management of dyslipidemia have been developed by major organizations in several contries including the United States. In Korea, a guideline was also published by the Korean Society of Lipidology and Atherosclerosis. However, This guideline was not based on evidences in Korea, but was made by a consensus of experts using a pre-developed guideline as a reference. For clinical application for Korean of guidelines developed in different nations, the disease epidemiology and medical environment in Korea should be considered. In this article, we reviewed whether guidelines for management of dyslipidemia are applicable in Korean context.

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