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confused by lipids - 132 total chol (good), 32 hdl (low), 101 trig (good), 80 ldl (good), 100 non-hdl, but pattern b with bad peak/particle sizes. 69 apolipo b and 28 lp(a) both good. risk overall?

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Dr. Zachary Veres
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Hyperlipidemia: Very low risk. These numbers are good. I wouldn't get hung up on that one blood test result. Keep Healthy

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