Triacylglycerol-rich lipoproteins and atherosclerosis--where is the link?

  • Paul Cullen
  • Published 2003 in Biochemical Society transactions


The link between raised levels of LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol in the blood and atherosclerosis is incontrovertible. The situation with regard to TRLs (triacylglycerol-rich lipoproteins) is not as clear. Nevertheless, there is substantial evidence that TRLs may in some cases be just as atherogenic as triacylglycerol-poor LDL. This review… (More)


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