Risk indicators of coronary heart disease – (01-29-04)

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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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.