Particle Test

New Life-Saving Cholesterol Testing

…certain types of particles can significantly raise your risk for heart disease and other cardiovascular problems. This cholesterol testing allows doctors to more accurately identify those people. * A second cholesterol blood test that has emerged more recently is the Lipoprotein Particle Profile (LPP) offered…

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The Cholesterol Numbers Doctors Should Measure

test the cholesterol subtypes. Here’s why… * Not all HDL cholesterol is “good.” There are two subtypes of HDL cholesterol. HDL-2 is large, buoyant and helps to protect against heart disease. Meanwhile, HDL-3 particles are small, dense and not as protective as HDL-2. You want more HDL-2 particles

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Beware of Elevated Lp(a) Cholesterol Levels

…cholesterol levels, ask your physician to order the VAP test (www.thevaptest.com) or the LPP test from Spectracell (www.spectracell.com/lpp/). Unlike the generally useless standard lipid tests, these new-generation tests monitor your cholesterol particle patterns and evaluate your Lp(a) level. Treating Elevated…

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Much of What Passes for High Cholesterol Is Harmless

particles can be more harmful than light LDL particles. That's far more important than so-called high cholesterol. Since the common cholesterol tests just look for high cholesterol and don’t check for fraction patterns, I recommend asking your doctor to prescribe the VAP test or the lipoprotein particle

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Inflammation and Heart Disease Risk

…), and vitamin E (200–400 IU/day). But CRP is not the only test that can help you identify whether or not silent inflammation and heart disease may be a concern. * Have your doctor test your Lp(a) levels, which is a cholesterol particle that can cause inflammation and clogging of the blood vessels…

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The 14 Most Dangerous Toxins to the Heart

…have a significant impact on our health. Endocrine disorders and chronic inflammation are just two of the conditions influenced by the unnatural particles (and even some natural ones) in the air we breathe, food we eat, beverages we drink, and products we use on a regular basis. Although we lack the…

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With Cholesterol, Focus on the Right Numbers

…taking a green tea supplement, I had my cholesterol tested and my HDL was 60 and my triglycerides were 46, which is an ideal ratio. Now it’s your turn: Have you had your HDL levels tested recently? You May Also Be Interested In: * Cholesterol Testing and Statins for Kids? * Is Low LDL Cholesterol a Problem?

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