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Cholesterol

Learn more about lipids and lipoproteins, including cholesterol, triglycerides, phospholipids, and lipoproteins.

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#03 – Ron Krauss, M.D.: a deep dive into heart disease

“Anybody interested in this field should probably understand the origins.” —Ron Krauss

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Podcast is up!

Thank you all for cajoling me into doing a podcast. It’s been a lot more enjoyable producing them than I anticipated.

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Podcast, AMA, Lp(a), and Dr. Rosenrosen

Bob Kaplan, my head analyst, had the opportunity to drink all of my espresso while he “asked me anything.”

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A big predictor of heart disease risk that most doctors don’t screen for

The most interesting article I read this week was this paper on the NHLBI’s recommendations to reduce Lp(a)-mediated risk of cardiovascular disease.

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How did we come to believe saturated fat and cholesterol are bad for us?

There aren’t too many topics that really get me riled up anymore.  I’m too old and too busy to care about debating the merits of stem cell research, the legalization of marijuana, or Proposition 8.  Sure, I have strong opinions on all of these topics and more, but they are just that – opinions.  Furthermore,…

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The straight dope on cholesterol – Part IX

In this post we’ll address the following concept: What should you eat to have the greatest chance of delaying the arrival of cardiovascular disease?

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The straight dope on cholesterol – Part VIII

In this post we’ll double-click on a paper covering cholesterol and heart disease risk factors.

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The straight dope on cholesterol – Part VII

In this post we’ll address the following concept: Does “HDL” matter after all?

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The straight dope on cholesterol – Part VI

In this post we’ll address the following concept: Why is it necessary to measure LDL-P, instead of just LDL-C?

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The straight dope on cholesterol – Part V

In this post we’ll address the following concept: Does the size of an LDL particle matter?

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