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ACCORD Lipid Study Brings new Hope to People With Type 2 Diabetes and Atherogenic Dyslipidemia Says International Academic Foundation
Date:3/14/2010

R3i is responding to this critically important clinical problem. 'Given the magnitude of the global epidemic of type 2 diabetes - especially in developing regions - targeting atherogenic dyslipidemia is crucial. As the only independent global research foundation focusing on this issue, the R3i is urgently developing recommendations for evidence-based strategies to reduce residual vascular risk. Currently, we are conducting the first world-wide epidemiological study, REALIST, to establish the prevalence of atherogenic dyslipidemia and consequent residual risk of cardiovascular events. Now, as a result of ACCORD Lipid, we will also initiate a meta-analysis of the atherogenic dyslipidemic subgroups of patients (high TG and/or low HDL-C) in previous fibrate studies,' said Professor Fruchart.

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The ACCORD study was sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the U.S, and was conducted across the U.S. and Canada. The key question addressed in the ACCORD Lipid treatment arm was whether the combination of fenofibrate plus simvastatin, i.e. targeting elevated TG and low HDL-C in addition to LDL-C, was more effective in reducing cardiovascular events than statin therapy alone in a cohort of 5,518 high-ri
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