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    "Lipid lowering" or "lipid-lowering"

    Hi,

    I'm about to write a paper on lipid-lowering drugs. When looking at papers published on the subject, I see people using both "lipid-lowering" and "lipid lowering" in their publications. Which version (with or without the hyphen) should be used in which context?

    Would appreciate input on this as English is not my native language.

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    Re: "Lipid lowering" or "lipid-lowering"

    Welcome to thr forum, matiase.

    It's customary to hyphenate the adjectival version. 'These are lipid-lowering drugs'.

    However, 'The subject of my paper is lipid lowering.'

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    #3

    Re: "Lipid lowering" or "lipid-lowering"

    Or the subject of my paper is "lowering lipids".

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    Re: "Lipid lowering" or "lipid-lowering"

    Thank you :) I will make sure it gets changed to the correct versions in the paper.

    I like this forum. I'll stick around to learn some more.

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    #5

    Re: "Lipid lowering" or "lipid-lowering"

    You could also say your paper is about reduction of lipids.

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    #6

    Re: "Lipid lowering" or "lipid-lowering"

    It might even depend on the editorial policy of the journal you are intending to send it to.

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