Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

More air pollutants, fewer HDL particles

Association of Air Pollution Exposures With High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol and Particle Number: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

Literature - Bell G, Mora S, Greenland P, et al. - Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2017;37:published online ahead of print

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In a large, multi-ethnic cohort without cardiovascular disease, exposure to high levels of the traffic-related pollutants PM2.5 (3 months) and BC (1 year) was associated with changes in several measures of HDL. Moreover, short-term exposure was associated with lower HDL-P. These findings suggest that the negative influence of air pollutants on HDL, may explain the increased cardiovascular risk under these environmental conditions.


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