Risk indicators of coronary heart disease – (01-29-04)By
Apolipoprotein B and apolipoprotein A-I: risk indicators of coronary heart disease and targets for lipid-modifying therapy
Just when you thought you had it down–LDL cholesterol BAD, HDL cholesterol GOOD, we identify subfractions of both of these cholesterols. HDL has several subfractions, with HDL-2 believed to be the real player for lowering CVD risk.
This study confirms previous evidence that apo B increases risk and apo A-1 lowers risk. Once again, it’s almost a little comical and a little sad when most clinicians are still oblivious to the research and continue to use only cholesterol to stratify risk for CVD.
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Since acquiring a passion for how the body works in chiropractic school, I have continued to indulge this desire by reading some 120 peer reviewed medical journals per month. I’m always learning more about how to help people avoid chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, dementia, osteoporosis, obesity and cancer, and pass along this information in my blog. There are currently almost 2,000 posts cataloged on almost every health topic imaginable. Click Here for more bio information