Cholesterol Subtypes

New Life-Saving Cholesterol Testing

cholesterol, but how we talk about cholesterol guidelines. It’s common to hear generalizations such as “LDL is bad cholesterol, and HDL is good cholesterol.” But in reality, both LDL (low-density lipoprotein) and HDL (high-density lipoprotein) are far more complex. There are multiple subtypes

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A Healthy Cholesterol Level Isn’t Always Lower

…memory—declines. In fact, low levels of cholesterol have been linked to depression and suicide. The bottom line is that lowering your overall cholesterol numbers could do more harm than good. Instead, you want to ask your doctor to test your cholesterol subtypes, which is a far more important measure…

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Low Cholesterol Levels Can Hurt Your Immune System

…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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Measuring Your HDL Cholesterol Level

The ability to increase your HDL cholesterol level—the so-called good cholesterol—is generally associated with protection against heart attack. However, we now know that HDL can be further divided into subtypes HDL1 and HDL2. Both reduce heart risk factors, but HDL2 is far superior and provides more…

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When and How to Find a Natural Heart Doctor

…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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Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

…the inflammatory subtype of LDL * C-reactive protein (CRP), a key indicator of inflammation and chronic infection in the body * Excess fibrinogen, a protein that helps regulate the clotting process; and * Excess ferritin (iron), which contributes to arterial toxicity and cholesterol oxidation. Emotional…

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