The inverse relationship between serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level and all-cause mortality in a 9.6-year follow-up study in the Japanese general population.

@article{Okamura2006TheIR,
  title={The inverse relationship between serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level and all-cause mortality in a 9.6-year follow-up study in the Japanese general population.},
  author={Tomonori Okamura and Takehito Hayakawa and Takashi Kadowaki and Yoshikuni Kita and Akira Okayama and Hirotsugu Ueshima},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2006},
  volume={184 1},
  pages={143-50}
}
In populations with higher high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels and lower coronary mortality than Western populations, such as in Japan, the beneficial effect of HDL-C on all-cause mortality may be different. Furthermore, prior studies have not focused on very high level of HDL-C. A total of 7175 community Japanese residents without a past history of cardiovascular disease in 300 randomly selected districts were followed for 9.6 years. During follow-up, there were 636 deaths. The… CONTINUE READING