Centenarians have a Better Cholesterol Profile
What was learned from studies of Centenarians?
and offspring had higher levels of the good
cholesterol. But when the researchers looked at lipoprotein size, the
centenarians stood out. Eighty percent of them were found to have an
unusually high proportion of large particles.
Living Longer and Larger: It's in the Size of Cholesterol-Carrying Molecules
Scientists trying to figure
out why just 1 person in 10,000 lives to be 100 have found an important clue in
Centenarians, a new study
shows, tend to have larger than average cholesterol-carrying molecules.
The study adds to an emerging
collection of evidence that suggests the size of lipoproteins, both good
and bad, may play a significant role in heart disease, diabetes and,
Duenwald, the New York
October 15, 2003,
JAMA. 2003 Oct 15;290(15):2030-40