Elevated high-sensitivity C-reactive protein as a risk marker of the attenuated relationship between serum cholesterol and cardiovascular events at older age. The ARIC Study.

@article{Whelton2013ElevatedHC,
  title={Elevated high-sensitivity C-reactive protein as a risk marker of the attenuated relationship between serum cholesterol and cardiovascular events at older age. The ARIC Study.},
  author={Seamus Paul Whelton and Probal K Roy and Brad C Astor and Lin Zhang and Ron C. Hoogeveen and Christie M. Ballantyne and Josef Coresh},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={178 7},
  pages={
          1076-84
        }
}
The relationship between cholesterol and coronary heart disease (CHD) is attenuated at older age. We analyzed cholesterol level as a predictor of CHD in 8,947 participants from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study, a large multicenter cohort study that enrolled participants in 1987-1989 at 4 field centers in Washington County, Maryland; Forsyth County, North Carolina; Jackson, Mississippi; and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Participants in the present analysis had no history of CHD and… CONTINUE READING
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