October 16, 2018


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

"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.


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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