Serum squalene in postmenopausal women without and with coronary artery disease.

@article{Rajaratnam1999SerumSI,
  title={Serum squalene in postmenopausal women without and with coronary artery disease.},
  author={Radhakrishnan A. Rajaratnam and H Gylling and Tatu A. Miettinen},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={1999},
  volume={146 1},
  pages={61-4}
}
Squalene, found in earlier studies in human atherosclerotic plaques, was measured in the serum of postmenopausal women with coronary artery disease (CAD) (n = 25) and randomly chosen age-matched healthy controls (n = 30). The squalene concentrations of the whole population ranged from 37.5 to 115.5 microg/dl, and were higher in serum of the CAD than healthy women (91.4+/-2.6 versus 65.2+/-2.6 microg/dl, P = 0.000), a finding observed also in relation to cholesterol (43.8+/-1.8 versus 32.9+/-1.1… CONTINUE READING

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