Figure 1: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is characterized by systemic metabolic endotoxemia. Serum levels of LPS (a), LBP (b), sCD14 (c) and EndoCab (d) were determined in control (n=45) and CAD (n=46) subjects by immune-assays. Each dot represents individual values with the horizontal line representing the geo mean. Statistical significance was determined by nonparametric Mann-Whitney U test and p<0.05 was considered significant.