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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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Vitamin B3 Benefits Cardiologists Won’t Tell You About

…in your blood vessels. * It also does an excellent job of lowering the small, dense LDL cholesterol particles that can clog your arteries. In his research, Dr. Houston also found that vitamin B3 benefits included reducing LDL cholesterol by 10 percent to 25 percent. * Niacin was also shown to reduce…

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The Cholesterol Numbers Doctors Should Measure

…Meanwhile, HDL-3 particles are small, dense and not as protective as HDL-2. You want more HDL-2 particles than HDL-3. * Not all LDL cholesterol is “bad.” As with HDL cholesterol, there are several subtypes of LDL cholesterol. You can have high LDL cholesterol numbers, but if it’s mostly LDL-A—which…

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Should You Worry About Your LDL Cholesterol Level?

Small LDL Cholesterol LDL is dangerous when it becomes oxidized or is overly present in the form of a small dense particle (known as “LDL-pattern-B”). It’s the small LDL particles that readily enter compromised arterial walls and fuel the inflammatory process. Having a greater number of small LDL

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Why “Good” HDL Cholesterol Isn’t Always Good

…from Spectracell. These are advanced lipid tests that assess the presence of dysfunctional and inflammatory cholesterol particles. If the advanced tests indicate too much small particle inflammatory cholesterol in your blood, I recommend niacin and nattokinase. Now it’s your turn: Has your doctor tried…

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Foods High in Saturated Fat Aren’t the Enemy

…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 intake…

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The 10 Most Common Heart Health Fallacies

…can be eaten quite frequently, up to six a week. Plus, foods high in saturated fat are beneficial for LDL cholesterol, helping to change your cholesterol pattern from small, dense, harmful particles into large, fluffy, harmless ones. Plus, saturated fats raise "good" HDL cholesterol. 8. We are born meat…

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