Katri Seppänen

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BACKGROUND We investigated the association of cholesterol concentrations in serum high density lipoprotein (HDL) and its subfractions HDL2 and HDL3 with the risk of acute myocardial infarction in 1,799 randomly selected men 42, 48, 54, or 60 years old. METHODS AND RESULTS Baseline examinations in the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study were(More)
It has been postulated that platelet function plays an important role in the initiation of atherosclerosis. Currently there are no definitive data on the longer-term effects of regular physical exercise on platelet function in humans. We assessed the influence of regular moderate-intensity physical exercise (brisk walking to slow jogging) on platelet(More)
P revious studies have revealed an inverse association between high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels and the risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). 1 2 HDL-C level is modulated by genetic factors as well as environmental factors such as obesity, smoking, and physical exercise. Hepatic lipase (HL) is a lipolytic enzyme in lipoprotein(More)
BACKGROUND To reduce physicians' inappropriate laboratory requests for their patients, administrators have used methods such as modifying a laboratory request order form with an agreed requesting protocol for the most common diagnoses in primary health care. OBJECTIVE To study the effects of removing the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and aspartate(More)
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