Genetic High Cholesterol

Beware of Elevated Lp(a) Cholesterol Levels

For years, I have been advising my patients and readers to monitor a dangerous, small, dense, highly inflammatory cholesterol particle known as Lipoprotein A, or Lp(a). An elevated Lp(a) cholesterol level in the bloodstream increases the “stickiness” of blood, and contributes dramatically to the…

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Important Warning About Statins and Diabetes

…those taking a daily high-dose statin of 80 mg, to those taking lower doses—and found that the high-dose statin group had a 12% increased risk. Plus, the famous JUPITER study, which was initiated to prove the benefits of statin drugs on patients with low-to-normal LDL cholesterol, was halted because…

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The Top 5 Heart Health Risk Factors You Want to Watch in 2016

…excess weight, restrict carbohydrates, and consider nutraceutical support. 5. Lp(a): This small, dense, highly inflammatory cholesterol particle known as Lp(a) is the most dangerous form of cholesterol. In the bloodstream, it increases the “stickiness” of blood, and contributes dramatically to the formation…

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Alzheimer's Disease Prevention: Know Your Risk Factors

…address as many modifiable risk factors as possible. What Are the Alzheimer's Risk Factors? * High blood pressure * Diabetes * High LDL cholesterol levels * Age * History of stroke * Head trauma Our age and genetics are factors that are not within your control. In fact, most experts are in agreement that…

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Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

…contributes to arterial toxicity and cholesterol oxidation. Emotional stress. Stress hormones promote arterial constriction, high blood pressure levels, increased heart rate and oxidation. These symptoms of coronary artery disease can also threaten good cholesterol levels and limit your ability to prevent…

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Heart-Healthy Diets: 6 Surprising Foods to Avoid

…induce free-radical stress increase harmful Lp(a) cholesterol. My advice: for heart-healthy diets, ditch the margarine and opt for grass-fed organic butter whenever possible. 6. Swordfish: While fish is generally heart-healthy, swordfish contains high levels of mercury—a neurotoxin that affects the…

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