Small Particle Test

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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Much of What Passes for High Cholesterol Is Harmless

…asking your doctor to prescribe the VAP test or the lipoprotein particle test. Both cholesterol tests are covered by Medicare and most insurance plans. What Do the Cholesterol Tests Tell You? If the cholesterol tests reveal that you have a lot of small, dense particles I suggest taking niacin (vitamin B3…

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Beware of Elevated Lp(a) Cholesterol Levels

…cholesterol levels, ask your physician to order the VAP test ( or the LPP test from Spectracell ( 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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