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Reply to: “Seasonal variations of lipid profiles in a French cohort”

  • Anne Langsted
    Correspondence
    Corresponding author.
    Affiliations
    Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark
    The Copenhagen General Population Study, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark
    Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
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  • Signe Vedel-Krogh
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    Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark
    The Copenhagen General Population Study, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark
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  • Camilla J. Kobylecki
    Affiliations
    Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark
    The Copenhagen General Population Study, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark
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  • Børge G. Nordestgaard
    Affiliations
    Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark
    The Copenhagen General Population Study, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark
    Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
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      We thank Nadif et al. for their interest in our paper [
      • Vedel-Krogh S.
      • Kobylecki C.J.
      • Nordestgaard B.G.
      • Langsted A.
      The Christmas holidays are immediately followed by a period of hypercholesterolemia.
      ] and for providing similar data from a French cohort. We read this letter with great interest.

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      • The Christmas holidays are immediately followed by a period of hypercholesterolemia
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          We aimed to test the hypothesis that levels of total and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol are increased after Christmas and that the risk of hypercholesterolemia is increased after the Christmas holidays.
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      • Seasonal variations of lipid profiles in a French cohort
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          We read with interest the article by Vedel-Krogh et al. [1] showing that celebrating the Danish “hygge” is associated with higher concentrations of total (TC) and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) among 25,764 individuals from the Copenhagen General Population Study. They concluded to not screen and/or diagnose for a possible hypercholesterolemia around Christmas period. They stress the need for re-testing patients later and certainly prior to initiating a cholesterol-lowering therapy.
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