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Cell Metab. 2019 May 29.

Treatment with Statins Does Not Revert Trained Immunity in Patients with Familial Hypercholesterolemia.

Bekkering S, Stiekema LCA, Bernelot Moens S, Verweij SL, Novakovic B, Prange K, Versloot M, Roeters van Lennep JE, Stunnenberg H, de Winther M, Stroes ESG, Joosten LAB, Netea MG, Riksen NP

Individuals with elevated LDL-cholesterol levels have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Despite lipid lowering strategies, however, a significant cardiovascular risk remains. Bekkering et al. show that monocytes from patients with familial hypercholesterolemia have a trained immunity phenotype and that lipid lowering with statins does not revert this pro-inflammatory phenotype.

PMID: 31204280