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Downgrading the importance of HDL cholesterolMay 21, 2012 11:05 EDT
A large genetic analysis just published in the Lancet concludes that there is no relationship between levels of HDL cholesterol and risk for myocardial infarction. Should we be surprised? What are your thoughts on the relevance of HDL cholesterol?
Voight BF, Peloso GM, Orho-Melander M, et al. Plasma HDL cholesterol and risk of myocardial infarction: a mendelian randomization study. Lancet 2012; DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60312-2. Abstract.