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Metabolism. 1998 Feb;47(2):182-4.

Elevated lipoprotein(a) levels in South Asians in North America.

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Preventive Cardiology and Therapeutics Research Program, Hamilton Civics Hospitals Research Centre, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada.

Abstract

This report demonstrates that South Asians living in North America have elevated levels of Lp(a) compared with North American whites. Elevated Lp(a) levels may account, in part, for the tendency of South Asians to develop premature coronary heart disease (CHD).

PMID:
9472967
DOI:
10.1016/s0026-0495(98)90217-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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