I looked up Eat Rich and Live Long reference on
p 262 and 263. Ridker et.al. July 2005
Eat Rich Live Long: "In this study... the ApoB/ApoA1 ratio put in a great performance, trumping ApoB alone. Interestingly, the total (cholesterol?) ratio put in a great performance, trumping ApoB alone...the total (cholesterol?)/HDL ratio did even better"
The authors, Cummings & Gerber seem to have mischaracterized the conclusion above: "Non-HDLc and the ratio of total cholesterol to HDLc were as good or better than apoB."