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Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] is a low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-like particle in which apolipoprotein(a) [apo(a)] is disulfide-linked to apolipoprotein B (apoB). High concentrations of Lp(a) in plasma are associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). Lp(a) has traditionally been measured by immunoassay and expressed as total mass of Lp(a).(More)
BACKGROUND Increased plasma lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] concentrations have been reported to be an independent risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD) in some prospective studies, but not in others. These inconsistencies may relate to a lack of standardization and the failure of some immunoassays to measure all apolipoprotein(a) isoforms equally. METHODS(More)
INTRODUCTION Enhance Fitness (EF) (formerly the Lifetime Fitness Program) is an evidence-based community exercise program for older adults. From 1998 to 2005, participation of ethnic older adults increased significantly. However, little research is available about what ethnic older adults want or need to continue participation in exercise programs. The(More)
Elevated plasma concentrations of lipoprotein(a) (Lp[a]) are associated with premature coronary heart disease (CHD). Lp(a) is a lipoprotein particle consisting of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) with apolipoprotein (apo) (a) attached to the apo B-100 component of LDL. It has been hypothesized that ascorbic acid supplementation may reduce plasma levels of(More)
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