Protective Effect of HDL Null if LDL Levels High

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BREAKING MEDICAL NEWS May 19, 2016

Protective Effect of HDL Null if LDL Levels High

May 19, 2016

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High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol may not protect against heart disease if low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and triglycerides (TG) levels remain high, according to a study published online in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. Researchers monitored cholesterol levels and cardiovascular disease risk for 3,590 participants from the Framingham Offspring Study. The authors conclude that high LDL and/or TG are more predictive of heart disease risk, regardless of HDL.

Bartlett J, Predazzi IM, Williams SM, et al. Is isolated low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol a cardiovascular disease risk factor? New insights from the Framingham Offspring Study. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. Published online May 10, 2016.

 

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