Third Report of the Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (Adult Treatment Panel III, or ATP III)
**Note: The ATP III Report is out-of-date and is available for historical reference only.
The ATP III Report presents the National Cholesterol Education Program updated recommendations on cholesterol testing and management. This evidence-based report provides the scientific rationale for the recommendations contained in the Executive Summary.
ATP III was constructed on the foundation of ATP I and ATP II, with low density lipoprotein (LDL) continuing to be identified as the primary target of cholesterol lowering therapy.
- PDF: ATP III Full Report
- Publication Date: September 2002
- Version History:
- ATP II:published 1993
- ATP I:published 1988