Ldl Pattern

Much of What Passes for High Cholesterol Is Harmless

…tests don’t really mean much. You need to pay more attention to the fraction patterns than your total cholesterol numbers. An unhealthy cholesterol reading isn't "high cholesterol" but one that contains a dominant pattern of dense, small cholesterol particles, which are the most highly inflammatory…

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Foods High in Saturated Fat Aren’t the Enemy

…ratio—a key marker of cardiovascular health. Foods high in saturated fat also help to change your LDL cholesterol pattern, from small dense particles that can clog your arteries to large “fluffy” harmless LDL particles. Plus, a recent study at Harvard University concluded that, “greater saturated fat…

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Beware of Elevated Lp(a) Cholesterol Levels

…level under 50 mg/dL should be a treatment priority. Actually, anything over 30 worries me and if it’s over 75 it frightens me! To me, Lp(a), not LDL, is the real cholesterol story. In my experience it’s one of the most significant risk factors for coronary disease. Elevated Lp(a) cholesterol tends…

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