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Low Levels Of A Good Cholesterol Enzyme Bad For Artery Disease

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December 18, 2001
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An enzyme that breaks up lipids in high-density lipoprotein (HDL – the “good” cholesterol), was associated with severity of coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a study in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

DALLAS, Dec. 18 – An enzyme that breaks up lipids in high-density lipoprotein (HDL – the “good” cholesterol), was associated with severity of coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a study in today’s Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. People with the lowest activity levels of an enzyme called hepatic lipase (HL) had 50 percent more severe CAD than those with the highest levels, says lead author Klaus A. Dugi, M.D., a researcher in the department of internal medicine at the University of Heidelberg, in Germany.


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