Elevated remnant cholesterol causes both low-grade inflammation and ischemic heart disease, whereas elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol causes ischemic heart disease without inflammation.

@article{Varbo2013ElevatedRC,
  title={Elevated remnant cholesterol causes both low-grade inflammation and ischemic heart disease, whereas elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol causes ischemic heart disease without inflammation.},
  author={Anette Varbo and Marianne Benn and Anne Tybj{\ae}rg-Hansen and B\orge G. Nordestgaard},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2013},
  volume={128 12},
  pages={1298-309}
}
BACKGROUND Elevated nonfasting remnant cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol are causally associated with ischemic heart disease (IHD), but whether elevated nonfasting remnant cholesterol and LDL cholesterol both cause low-grade inflammation is currently unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied 60 608 individuals from the Copenhagen General Population Study, the Copenhagen City Heart Study, and the Copenhagen Ischemic Heart Disease study, of whom 10 668 had IHD diagnosed… CONTINUE READING
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