Cholesterol Subtypes

The Cholesterol Numbers Doctors Should Measure

…Your Cholesterol Numbers Mean The problem is that your “good” HDL cholesterol can be high, and your bad “LDL” cholesterol low—but both are harming your heart. The reason is that it’s not enough to know your cholesterol numbers, you also need to dig down and test the cholesterol subtypes. Here’s…

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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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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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How to Find a Good Cardiologist

…strokes. * Doesn’t focus on driving your cholesterol lower. The fact is, your entire body—and especially your brain—requires cholesterol to function at its peak. Instead, your cardiologist should be focusing on your cholesterol ratios and subtypes. * Knows which nutritional supplements can improve…

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