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Petitioning Minister for Health The Honorable Tanya Plibersek and 3 others

Australian Federal Parliament: Request to make testing for oxidised LDL cholesterol available to Australians and covered by Medicare

Oxidised LDL cholesterol has been implicated in the development of heart disease however testing for it is currently unavailable in Australia. It has been shown through scientific studies that measuring and understanding the level of oxidised LDL cholesterol can be a better predictor of a person's risk of developing heart disease than the current suite of cholesterol tests available in Australia.

Testing oxidised LDL cholesterol levels will allow health practitioners and their patients to more accurately determine the risk of developing heart disease. This will enable better informed choices about whether or not pharmaceutical treatment, diet and/or lifestyle changes are required.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Minister for Health
    The Honorable Tanya Plibersek
  • Leader of the Opposition
    The Honorable Tony Abbott
  • The Honorable Peter Dutton
  • Australian Federal Parliament Members

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