Beyond cholesterol

日期:2019-03-08 07:17:12 作者:公冶考 阅读:

BLOOD levels of proteins that carry cholesterol could be a better indicator of heart attack risk than cholesterol itself. Arthur Moss at the University of Rochester in New York and his colleagues examined blood samples from 1045 patients who had recently had heart attacks. People were eight times as likely to have a second attack if they had low levels of a protein called apo A-1 and high levels of another called apo B ( Circulation, vol 99, p 2517). Apo B moves cholesterol into plaques on blood vessel walls,