Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

CETP is associated with atherosclerosis only in specific subpopulations

Mendelian randomization analysis of cholesteryl ester transfer protein and subclinical atherosclerosis: A population-based study

Literature - Christen T, Trompet S, Noordam R, et al. - J Clin Lipidol. 2017; published online ahead of print

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Although CETP was not causally related to atherosclerosis, as assessed by cIMT, in the total study population, this relation may be present in men with normal glucose, HDL, and TG concentrations, as well as in women with a high CV risk profile or impaired fasting glucose.

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