New Measure of HDL Cholesterol Function –

New Measure of HDL Cholesterol Function –

Cholesterol efflux capacity—a measure of cholesterol function—is a better indicator of a person’s cardiovascular risk, and it’s a better target for treatments than long-used standard high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol measurements, reports a groundbreaking study recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Emory University in Atlanta, and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia measured cholesterol efflux in more than 3,000 study participants taking part in the Dallas Heart Study.

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