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Ugly cholesterol triples risk of heart disease
Ugly cholesterol triples risk of heart disease

(January 25, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Denmark - 'Ugly' cholesterol triples risk of heart disease, according to a report published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Researchers studied 73,000 individuals taking part in 3 long-term population studies. Participants blood samples were analyzed to identify which individuals had a genetic defect causing lifelong elevated levels of remnant-like particle cholesterol (also known as 'ugly' cholesterol). Results showed that those who had high levels of ugly cholesterol had a threefold increased risk of ischemic heart disease.

 
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