High Density Lipoproteins: An Overview

  • William P. Castelli


The reports on High Density Lipoproteins (HDL) presented at this conference seem to be unanimous about the fact that the higher these lipoproteins go the better the subject seems to do, at least as regards coronary heart disease (CHD) in particular and atherosclerosis in general. Both Tavia Gordon and NE Miller have described the long history of this knowledge; it seems that HDL was discovered by David Barr and his associates (1951) and rediscovered about every three years since then. The latest discovery for which NE and G Miller deserve a lot of credit looks like it may gain a permanent place for HDL in medical practice.


Coronary Heart Disease High Density Lipoprotein High Density Lipoprotein Free Cholesterol Cholesterol Acyl Transferase 
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