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PLOS ONE  2012 

The Relationships of Markers of Cholesterol Homeostasis with Carotid Intima-Media Thickness

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0013467

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The relationship of cholesterol homeostasis and carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) is unknown. To address this, we assessed markers of cholesterol homeostasis (serum plant sterols and cholesterol precursor concentrations as surrogate measures of cholesterol absorption and synthesis, respectively) and cIMT in a middle-aged, statin-naive population.

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