Cholesterol: Your Analysis Sheet Under Scrutiny

Your analysis sheet under scrutiny

Blood cholesterol is one of the major cardiovascular risk factors and premature death. Its concentrations should be low to prevent the risk of atherosclerosis (deposition of fat in the arteries). But, beware, there is cholesterol and cholesterol, the “good” cholesterol … and the “bad”. Learn how to read your results sheet. Summary Good cholesterol, bad cholesterol and total cholesterol: know how to differentiate Total blood cholesterol HDL-cholesterol or “good cholesterol” LDL-cholesterol or “bad cholesterol” Other lipid balance variables Triglycerides The apolipoproteins A1 and B The lipoprotein a [Lp (a)] The lipid balance should…

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