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"This is a tectonic shift in thinking that's hard to explain," says Dr. Steven Nissen of the Cleveland Clinic, a leading cholesterol expert who wasn't involved in writing the new guidelines.
Nissen is generally supportive of the new guidelines, but he predicts they'll be controversial and difficult to understand.
"I worry about this causing confusion, because we've been telling patients for two decades, 'know your numbers' and 'treat to a certain level,' " Nissen tells Shots. "There will be some significant confusion until we educate everybody about what we are asking them to do."