High Levels of Apolipoproteins Associated with Wheezing, Asthma and Atopy

There is an association between serum cholesterol and asthma, but little is known about the underlying mechanisms.

The study authors measured plasma concentrations of apolipoprotein AI (apoAI) and apolipoprotein B (apoB) of 462 10-year-old schoolchildren.

High apoAI concentrations were associated with high prevalence of wheeze and a trend was seen with asthma.

Association of Apolipoproteins with Symptoms of Asthma and Atopy among Schoolchildren. Nagel G, Weiland SK, Rapp K, Link B, Zoellner I, Koenig W. Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2009 Feb 12;149(3):259-266.

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