Cholesterol Fractions

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What is Lp(a) Cholesterol?

cholesterol levels having heart attacks not to believe that something is amiss. But before we discuss ways to lower or prevent high Lp(a) cholesterol levels, you must first know what you are up against. What is Lipoprotein (a)? Lp(a) is small, dense, highly inflammatory sub-fraction of a cholesterol

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Low Cholesterol Levels Can Hurt Your Immune System

…hospitalized or not. So, what should your cholesterol levels be? In general, you want a total cholesterol level between 180-250 mg/dL. Most importantly, for immunity a suitable LDL cholesterol level is between 80-140 mg/dL, but not any lower. However, your cholesterol fractions and subtypes are also important—here…

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New Life-Saving Cholesterol Testing

cholesterol testing. Only then will you know what’s really going on and whether or not cholesterol is, for you, a serious heart risk factor. Two New Cholesterol Blood Tests * The first is called the VAP test—short for vertical auto profile. This test can break cholesterol down into fractions smaller…

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Measuring Your HDL Cholesterol Level

…is far superior and provides more protection than HDL1. Cardiologists and holistic health practitioners have much more to learn about HDL fractions and cholesterol screening guidelines, and it may turn out that some HDL can be just as harmful, perhaps even more so, than oxidized LDL. We are hearing, for…

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Treating Low Ejection Fraction

…defining ejection fraction. I am thrilled that it has been helpful! I recently had a blog reader ask a great question about low ejection fraction and wanted to post the answer: "I had a heart attack five years ago and a stent placed. All of my blood work is normal with good cholesterol measurements and…

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When and How to Find a Natural Heart Doctor

…prevent heart attacks and strokes. You also want a doctor that doesn't focus on driving your cholesterol lower, but understands that inflammation is the real cause of heart disease and that cholesterol fractions and subtypes matter. Finally, a good heart doctor will encourage you to seek out a second opinion—especially…

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