Ideal lipid profile and genes for an extended life span.

  title={Ideal lipid profile and genes for an extended life span.},
  author={Genovefa D. Kolovou and Vana Kolovou and Ioannis K Vasiliadis and Anthony S Wierzbicki and Dimitri P. Mikhailidis},
  journal={Current opinion in cardiology},
  volume={26 4},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The world population is aging and a rapid increase is being seen in the very elderly (aged >80 years). Cholesterol levels in general rise with age and high cholesterol has been associated with extreme longevity. The relationship between lipids and cardiovascular events in the extreme elderly is unclear. RECENT FINDINGS A number of genetic factors associated with lipid metabolism have also been described as having potential antiaging roles, including the genes encoding… CONTINUE READING
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