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Measurement of Cholesterol Function Might Provide Link to Heart Attack Risk in Patients with Psoriasis

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In a news release from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, among psoriasis patients, conducted by the National Heart and Lung Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers have found that high-density lipoprotein (HDL) function is a risk factor for developing atherosclerosis, which is a major cause of heart attacks. Recent studies indicate that poor HDL function, as measured by lower HDL-cholesterol efflux capacity (CEC), had higher levels of coronary plaque.

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