Gender disparities in optimal lipid control among patients with coronary artery disease

Chun Yen Chen, Shao Yuan Chuang, Ching Chang Fang, Lien Chi Huang, I. Chang Hsieh, Wen Harn Pan, Hung I. Yeh, Chau Chung Wu, Wei Hsien Yin, Jaw Wen Chen

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Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death worldwide in both men and women. Hypercholesterolemia is a major factor contributing to the incidence of CHD. Many lipid-lowering trials have shown statins to be effective medications for the primary and secondary prevention of CHD. Some studies have suggested that statins are as or more effective in women than in men. However, there is a substantial gender gap in lipid goal attainment with respect to primary care guidelines, as reported in observational studies. In this article, we attempt to explain gender differences in lipid control in individuals with or at risk of CHD in order to improve awareness of and narrow gaps in gender disparities in lipid management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S20-S28
JournalJournal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Gender and cholesterol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Biochemistry, medical


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