Non-HDL cholesterol level is reliable to be an early predictor for vascular inflammation in type 2 diabetes mellitus.

@article{Wang2004NonHDLCL,
  title={Non-HDL cholesterol level is reliable to be an early predictor for vascular inflammation in type 2 diabetes mellitus.},
  author={C R Wang and T Q Chang},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2004},
  volume={89 9},
  pages={4762-7}
}
Although LDL is the primary target for lipid-lowering therapy and non-HDL cholesterol is a secondary target in patients with elevated triglyceride (TG) levels, non-HDL cholesterol is still an early, reliable, and practical predictor for vascular inflammation. However, in comparison with LDL, further evidence for superiority in non-HDL cholesterol as the primary therapeutic target is required. A total of 189 type 2 diabetic patients (88 men and 101 women; mean age 58.4 +/- 14.0 years; duration… CONTINUE READING