Cardiovascular diseases
July 1, 2019

A third of nonfasting plasma cholesterol is in remnant lipoproteins: Lipoprotein subclass profiling in 9293 individuals

Balling et al. Atherosclerosis 2019;286:97-104

Researchers tested the hypothesis that a major fraction of plasma cholesterol is present in remnant lipoproteins in individuals in the general population.

To do that, they examined 9293 individuals from the Copenhagen General Population Study using Nightingale's platform. Using direct measurements, one third of total cholesterol in plasma was present in remnant lipoproteins, that is, in the triglyceride-rich lipoproteins IDL and VLDL.