Infection with Chlamydia pneumoniae but not Helicobacter pylori is related to elevated apolipoprotein B levels.


OBJECTIVE Results of many studies show that apolipoprotein B (apo B) is a better marker of risk of vascular disease than other lipid markers including LDL and HDL-cholesterol and triglycerides. We investigated the association between two infectious agents: C. pneumoniae and H. pylori, known to have an atherogenic effect, and apo B, to evaluate the effects… (More)


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