Elevated lipoprotein(a) levels in South Asians in North America

Metabolism. 1998 Feb;47(2):182-4. doi: 10.1016/s0026-0495(98)90217-7.


This report demonstrates that South Asians living in North America have elevated levels of Lp(a) compared with North American whites. Elevated Lp(a) levels may account, in part, for the tendency of South Asians to develop premature coronary heart disease (CHD).

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Asia / ethnology
  • Asian People
  • Coronary Disease / ethnology
  • Coronary Disease / etiology
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lipoprotein(a) / blood*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • North America
  • Risk Factors
  • White People


  • Lipoprotein(a)