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What is Lp(a) Cholesterol?

Lately, Dr. Sinatra has been getting a lot of questions about the very small, dense, and highly inflammatory cholesterol particle known as lipoprotein(a)—or Lp(a) for short. Good questions! Dr. Sinatra is one cardiologist who just doesn’t think that total cholesterol levels are the evil…

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"New" Heart Risk Factors

…to a new set of heart risk factors that I call toxic blood indicators: * C-reactive protein, * interleukin-6, * homocysteine, * fibrinogen, * lipoprotein (a) or Lp(a), and * ferritin (iron). These blood elements are helping to explain why people with “normal” blood profiles and no obvious risks…

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Beware of Elevated Lp(a) Cholesterol Levels

For years, I have been advising you 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 formation of clots and…

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Lipoprotein(a) Cholesterol Guidelines

Lipoprotein(a) cholesterol has been of great interest to many of you, and we’ve had many comments posted on the topic. I’d like to take the opportunity to answer a sound question about Lp(a) cholesterol guidelines from a concerned mom, because it is an example of what folks often ask that all…

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Lp(a) and Risk Factors of Heart Disease

Lipoprotein A, or Lp(a), is a component of LDL or “bad” cholesterol and high levels of it in your blood can be a serious risk factor of heart disease. According to an article in the 1997 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Lp(a) cholesterol appears to regulate clot formation (thrombosis…

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The Real “Magic Bullet” for Reducing Your Stroke Risk

For years my patients came to me looking for what I called the “magic bullet,” meaning a pill that could fix being overweight, smoking cigarettes, overdosing on stress and toxic emotions, and developing high blood pressure and diabetes. In fact, I wish I had a nickel for every person who’s…

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5 Food Label Traps and How to Avoid Them

Many of us have been fooled into believing that if a food item is low in calories and fat, it’s healthy. But there are actually a lot of other things you want to watch for on grocery store labels. Here’s how to read food label traps and how to avoid them. 5 Food Label Traps and How to Avoid…

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Inflammation and Heart Disease Risk

As you may remember, last week I wrote a blog called 5 Things Your Cardiologist Won’t Tell You. In that blog, I invited readers to ask any cardiology questions they had—and I’ll be answering all of them in future blog posts. Today, I wanted to answer a question asked by Melanie. She wrote,…

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