Link between low LDL particle levels and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease

Study Published in ‘Atherosclerosis’ Provides

Evidence of Link Between Low LDL Particle Levels and Reduced Risk of

Cardiovascular Disease

The causal link between increased quantity of LDL and the

development of CHD is well established.  Elevated LDL
quantity accelerates the development of atherosclerotic disease
and the longer the exposure to elevated LDL, the greater the risk of
such cardiovascular events as myocardial infarction, ischemic
stroke, and coronary mortality.  
Lowering LDL quantity is a key strategy for reducing CHD risk 
recommended by treatment guidelines which were developed 
on the basis of strong evidence from primary and secondary 
prevention trials with statins.