The relevance of plasma lipid changes with cardiovascular drug therapy.

@article{Johnson1989TheRO,
  title={The relevance of plasma lipid changes with cardiovascular drug therapy.},
  author={Brian F. Johnson and M A Danylchuk},
  journal={The Medical clinics of North America},
  year={1989},
  volume={73 2},
  pages={449-73}
}
Evidence is reviewed that thiazide diuretics increase plasma levels of triglycerides and LDL-cholesterol, and that most beta-blockers increase triglycerides and depress HDL-cholesterol. By contrast, indapamide, pindolol, and calcium channel blockers have little effect, and alpha 1-blockers and alpha 2-stimulants may improve the HDL- to LDL-cholesterol ratio.