High cholesterol and tendon injury

By Jay D. Lenn

OREF grant recipient studies intrinsic causes of tendon problems

High cholesterol presents a significant health risk in the United States. More than 16 percent of adults have hypercholesterolemia, generally defined as a concentration of 240 milligrams or more of cholesterol per deciliter of blood. Although high cholesterol is a known risk factor for heart disease and stroke, its potential role in musculoskeletal health is not well understood.

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