Low HDL Cholesterol, Smoking and IL-13 R130Q Polymorphism are Associated with Myocardial Infarction in Greek Cypriot Males. A Pilot Study

@inproceedings{Xenophontos2008LowHC,
  title={Low HDL Cholesterol, Smoking and IL-13 R130Q Polymorphism are Associated with Myocardial Infarction in Greek Cypriot Males. A Pilot Study },
  author={Stavroulla L Xenophontos and Marilena Hadjivassiliou and Alexandros Karagrigoriou and Nafsika Demetriou and George A Miltiadous and Ioannis Marcou and Moses S Elisaf and Dimitri P. Mikhailidis and Marios A Cariolou},
  booktitle={The open cardiovascular medicine journal},
  year={2008}
}
This study was carried out in Greek Cypriot males to identify risk factors that predispose to myocardial infarction (MI). Genetic and lipid risk factors were investigated for the first time in a Greek Cypriot male case-control study.Contrary to other studies, mean low density lipoprotein cholesterol did not differ between cases and controls. High density lipoprotein cholesterol on the other hand, although within normal range in cases and controls, was significantly higher in the control… CONTINUE READING

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