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Beware of Elevated Lp(a) Cholesterol Levels

…must check the level. What’s the takeaway for you? To determine if you have elevated Lp(a) 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…

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New Life-Saving Cholesterol Testing

…emerged more recently is the Lipoprotein Particle Profile (LPP) offered by SpectraCell Laboratories in Houston. The LPP has an advantage over the VAP test because its methodology allows for more precise measurements, and because it can measure remnant lipoprotein (RLP). To date, no other cholesterol…

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The VAP Test and HDL Cholesterol

…high-glycemic carbohydrates * Take 1–2 grams of niacin (vitamin B3) daily in divided doses. If your doctor doesn’t automatically offer you a VAP test, this is one worth asking for. Most insurance carriers will cover it. As this area of medicine continues to evolve and as the cholesterol guidelines…

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