Which conditions are associated with low levels of apolipoprotein B (apoB)?

Updated: Jul 08, 2021
  • Author: Georges Elhomsy, MD, ECNU, FACE; Chief Editor: Eric B Staros, MD  more...
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Elevated apolipoprotein B (apoB) levels indicate an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. [4, 5, 6, 7]

ApoB levels may be increased during pregnancy or coffee consumption, as well as during the fall and winter seasons.

Low apoB levels may indicate Bassen-Kornzweig syndrome (abetalipoproteinemia), a very rare genetic condition characterized by apolipoprotein B deficiency.

Other conditions that are associated with low apoB levels include the following:


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