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New studies question role of HDL in cardiac risk


The number of HDL particles (HDL-P) may be a better marker of residual risk for cardiovascular events in patients treated with rosuvastatin (Crestor—AstraZeneca) than HDL-cholesterol (HDL-C) or apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I).


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