A high level of blood cholesterol is well established as a central risk factor in coronary heart disease, currently the leading cause of death in many developed countries and an increasing problem for the developing world. Despite this, condsiderable confusion remains regarding the 'how' and 'why' of lipid reduction. This compact book provides a concise, practical and informative approach to cholesterol lowering for practising physicians and other health care professionals. It is not intended to be encyclopaedic in nature, but to act as a ready-reference that the physician can consult in the busy clinical situation. The information covered is up to date, providing the reader with practical guidelines, algorithms for prescribing lipid lowering drugs. Relevant coronary biology and clinical trial data is included.