October 19, 2018


Tom Dayspring, M.D., FACP, FNLA – Part V of V: Lp(a), inflammation, oxLDL, remnants, and more (EP.24)

"Use the correct terminology with everything." –Tom Dayspring

by Peter Attia

Read Time 57 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 V, Peter and Tom talk about inflammation, endothelial health, and oxidative stress as they pertain to cardiovascular disease, and our attempts to monitor them using biomarkers. They also discuss a couple of very important risk factors that too few people (and doctors) know about. Tom closes the five-part series with a tragic story about his good friend that is likely all-too-common for many practicing physicians, that both haunts and motivates Dr. Dayspring to learn as much as he can about the number one killer in the United States.


We discuss:

  • Lp(a) [2:30];
  • Inflammation [17:15];
  • Oxidative stress markers: Lp-PLA2 and oxLDL [20:45];
  • Endothelial health markers: ADMA and SDMA [34:30];
  • Remnants [43:45];
  • Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) and apoC-III [55:30];
  • Red blood cells and cholesterol transport [1:07:45];
  • Tom’s friend Earl [1:10:00];
  • Peter’s friend JP [1:18:15]; and
  • More.


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