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Lowering cholesterol is not enough to reduce hyperactivity of the immune system

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    Lowering cholesterol is not enough to reduce hyperactivity of the immune system
    Date:
    June 13, 2019
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    Radboud University Medical Center
    Summary:
    Despite treatment with statins, many patients with elevated cholesterol levels will still develop cardiovascular disease. It is apparent that not only cholesterol but also the immune system plays an important role in the development of atherosclerosis. Researchers now provide a novel potential explanation for this residual cardiovascular risk, related to persistent activation of the immune system in patients with hypercholesterolemia who are treated with statins.
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    Journal Reference:

    1. Siroon Bekkering, Lotte C.A. Stiekema, Sophie Bernelot Moens, Simone L. Verweij, Boris Novakovic, Koen Prange, Miranda Versloot, Jeanine E. Roeters van Lennep, Henk Stunnenberg, Menno de Winther, Erik S.G. Stroes, Leo A.B. Joosten, Mihai G. Netea, Niels P. Riksen. Treatment with Statins Does Not Revert Trained Immunity in Patients with Familial Hypercholesterolemia. Cell Metabolism, 2019; DOI: 10.1016/j.cmet.2019.05.014
     

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