Lipoproteins in health and disease

M.B. Katan

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Death from cardiovascular disease in middle age is much less common now than it was 40 years ago. This change did not come about spontaneously. Concerted efforts to understand, treat, and prevent cardiovascular disease started in about 1950, when infectious diseases seemed to be on their way out and scientists turned their attention to other diseases of the middle-aged and elderly. As far as cardiovascular disease is concerned, this enterprise has been remarkably successful. The effort involved not only biology and medicine, but also disciplines as diverse as physics, which provided devices and imaging techniques, and economics, which was used
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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