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Mediators of Inflammation
Volume 2013, Article ID 612038, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/612038
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Implication of Low HDL-c Levels in Patients with Average LDL-c Levels: A Focus on Oxidized LDL, Large HDL Subpopulation, and Adiponectin

1Laboratory of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics, IBILI, Faculty of Medicine, Sub-Unit 1 (Pólo III), University of Coimbra, 3000-548 Coimbra, Portugal
2ESAV and Educational Technologies and Health Study Center, Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, 3504-510 Viseu, Portugal
3Internal Medicine Department, General Hospital, University and Hospital Centre of Coimbra, 3041-801 São Martinho do Bispo, Portugal
4Neurology Department, General Hospital, University and Hospital Centre of Coimbra, 3041-801 São Martinho do Bispo, Portugal
5Pharmacology and Pharmacotoxicology Unit, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, 1649-003 Lisbon, Portugal
6Research Centre for Health Sciences, Beira Interior University, 6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal

Received 23 June 2013; Revised 26 August 2013; Accepted 30 August 2013

Academic Editor: Asım Orem

Copyright © 2013 Filipa Mascarenhas-Melo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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