October 16, 2018

Podcast

#21 – Tom Dayspring, M.D., FACP, FNLA – Part II of V: Lipid metrics, lipid measurements, and cholesterol regulation

"If you learn nothing else today, the first thing is, lipids, for the most part, go nowhere in the human body unless they’re a passenger inside a lipoprotein." –Tom Dayspring

by Peter Attia

Read Time 61 minutes

In this five-part series, Thomas Dayspring, M.D., FACP, FNLA, a world-renowned expert in lipidology, and one of Peter’s most important clinical mentors, shares his wealth of knowledge on the subject of lipids. In Part II, Tom provides a 101 on lipids and lipoproteins. Tom and Peter also discuss the history and techniques used to measure lipoproteins, and more.

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We discuss:

  • Lipoprotein basics [1:30];
  • Gofman and the ultracentrifuge [5:15];
  • Lipoprotein structure, function, metabolism [6:45];
  • Lipoprotein and cholesterol measurement, and NMR technology [15:15];
  • LDL-C vs LDL-P and apoB [30:45];
  • Sterols and cholesterol synthesis [39:45]; and
  • More.
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Thomas Dayspring, M.D., FACP, FNLA

Thomas Dayspring, MD, FACP, FNLA is the chief academic officer for True Health Diagnostics, LLC. He provides scientific leadership and direction for the company’s comprehensive educational programs. Dr. Dayspring is a fellow of both the American College of Physicians and the National Lipid Association. He is certified in internal medicine and clinical lipidology.

Before relocating to Virginia in 2012, Dr. Dayspring practiced medicine in New Jersey for 37 years. Over the last two decades, he has given over 4,000 domestic and international lectures, including over 600 CME programs on topics such as atherothrombosis, lipoprotein and vascular biology, biomarker testing, and women’s cardiovascular issues.

Dr Dayspring is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Lipidology. He has authored or co-authored numerous manuscripts published across leading journals such as the American Journal of Cardiology, the Journal of Clinical Lipidology, and several lipid-related book chapters. He was the recipient of the 2011 National Lipid Association President’s Award for services to clinical lipidology. [truehealthdiag.com]

Disclosures:

  • Employed full time for last three years by True Health Diagnostics, LLC, which provides biomarker diagnostics and clinical services to clinicians, patients, and healthcare organizations
  • 2017: small consulting project for Abbvie

Tom on Twitter: @DrLipid

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