- •High plasma apoE was associated with increased risk of IHD in men but not in women.
- •The associations were independent of APOE genotype.
- •The associations were attenuated after adjustment for triglycerides.
- •Triglyceride-rich lipoproteins may partly explain these associations.
Background and aims
Abbreviations:apoE (Apolipoprotein E), CI (95% confidence interval), CCHS (Copenhagen City Heart Study), CGPS (Copenhagen General Population Study), HDL (High density lipoprotein), HRs (Hazard ratios), ICD (International Classification of Diseases), IHD (Ischemic heart disease), LDL (Low density lipoprotein), LRP (LDL receptor related protein), MI (Myocardial infarction)
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