High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol, Triglycerides and Coronary Heart Disease
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, plasma levels of the triglyceride (TG)-rich lipoproteins and the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) are interrelated. There exists a strong negative association between levels of HDL cholesterol and CHD risk, a weaker positive relation between TGs and CHD risk, and a strong inverse association between plasma levels of HDL and of the TG-rich lipoproteins. When HDL cholesterol TGs and CHD risk are considered together, the status of each in the triad becomes less clear.
KeywordsCholesteryl Ester Coronary Heart Disease Risk High Density Lipoprotein Cholesteryl Ester Transfer Protein Reverse Cholesterol Transport
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