New measurement of HDL cholesterol function provides information about cardiovascular risk

November 18, 2014 8:51 PM

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DALLAS - November 18, 2014 - Groundbreaking research from UT Southwestern Medical Center shows that cholesterol efflux capacity (cholesterol efflux), which measures HDL cholesterol function, appears to be a superior indicator of cardiovascular risk and a better target for therapeutic treatments than standard measurements of HDL. Current measurement methods reflect only the circulating levels of HDL and not the functional properties of this lipoprotein.

The latest findings appear online today in The New England Journal of Medicine.

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