Cholesteryl Ester Transfer Protein (CETP) and longevity

T20 BT.HEIJMANS at novell.pg.tno.nl
Tue Nov 14 05:48:27 EST 1995


Variation at the cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) locus is a 
well-known risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Wilson et al 
(genetic predisposition to hyperlipidaemia in diabetes: the end of 
the beginning? J Internal Medicine 1994; 236 (Supp): 53-61) state that 
there are observations suggesting that CETP deficiency might be 
associated with longevity. However, they do not mention a reference.
Can anyone suggest some articles on this subject?

Bas Heijmans




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