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- lipoproteins and hyperlipidemia
- translational cardiovascular science
- vascular biology
- coronary artery disease
The Author’s reply
We read with interest the editorial by KP Liao.1 The idea that rheumatoid arthritis can be a natural model to study the relationship between inflammation and lipoprotein functions is fascinating. Indeed data are emerging contributing to clarify this issue and its complexity.
In particular, focusing on high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol efflux capacity (CEC), an anti-atherogenic property opposing foam cell formation, the reader should be aware that the methods used for its evaluation often differ, providing …
Contributors NR and IH equally contributed in writing the letter.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.