Low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol is associated with impaired endothelial function in Asian Indians

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Abstract

This study was designed to assess the relationship between plasma lipid levels and endothelial function in Asian Indians without cardiovascular risk factors living in the United States. While traditional risk factors do not account for the increased incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) in Asian Indians, low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, elevated triglycerides, elevated lipoprotein (a), and insulin resistance are consistently found in Asian Indians with CHD. Endothelial function was measured in 86 healthy Asian Indians (mean age 33 years) free of cardiac risk factors with LDL levels

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)555-561
Number of pages7
JournalEthnicity and Disease
Volume15
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology

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