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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2002

Third Report of the Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (ATP III Final Report)

Description of Resource: 
Third Report of the Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (Adult Treatment Panel III or ATP III Final Report) presents the National Cholesterol Education Program’s updated recommendations on cholesterol testing and management. The ATP III document is an evidence-based report that provides the scientific rationale for the recommendations contained in the executive summary.

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Developed By: 
National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Heart Disease and Stroke
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Randomized Controlled Trial
Cohort Study
Expert Opinion
Other
Citation: 
National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Cholesterol Education Program. Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (Adult Treatment Panel III) final report [Internet]. 2002 Sep [cited 2013 Feb 27]; No. 02-5215. First published in Circulation 2002 Dec 17;106(25):3143–421. Available from: http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/106/25/3143.long