Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Insights in association plasma apo CIII levels with CAD risk

Apolipoprotein CIII Levels and Incident Coronary Artery Disease Risk: The EPIC-Norfolk Prospective Population Study

Literature - Van Capelleveen JC, Bernelot Moens SJ, Yang X, et al. - Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2017; 37: published online ahead of print

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Conclusion

There is a strong association between elevated plasma apo CIII levels with CAD risk, independently of traditional cardiovascular disease risk factors, which may be explained by elevated levels of remnant lipoproteins, small dense LDL and low-grade inflammation.

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