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What's blood test lipoprotein associated phospholipase a2 used for and what are normal and desirable levels for men?
Fatty acids help clear triglycerides from circulating lipoproteins in the blood, can you tell me more about this?
Not quite: Fatty acids (i.e., free or unesterified fatty acids) actually contribute to Insulin resistance and impair triglyceride (TG) clearance from lipoproteins. Lipase enzymes are what clear TGs from TG-rich lipoproteins (chylomicrons & VLDL). Fatty acids (aka soap) are kept at a low level in the circulation. Cells don't like high levels of unesterified fatty acids. ...Read more
Good and bad: Ldl (low density lipoprotein) is associated with developing atherosclerosis which leads to heart attacks and strokes. The lower it is, the better. Hdl (high density lipoprotein) is inversely correlated with atherosclerosis. The higher it is, the better. Vldl (very low density lipoprotein) doesn't correlate well with heart disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lipoproteins and CAD: Some types of lipoproteins which are carried in the blood can lead to fatty deposits in the arteries and these fat deposits or fatty streaks can lead to narrowing in the arteries. This narrowing causes decreased blood flow and can occur in the heart, brain, intestines or anywhere. These narrowings in the heart can cause angina, or chest pain, or a heart attack due to complete blockage. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is lipoprotein associated phospholipase a2 blood test better predictor of heart disease, heart attacks and stokes than myeloperoxidase (mpo) in men?
No, Different Issues: Mpo tends to reflect more active/prone to rupture vulnerable plaque activity, whereas lpla2 a protein on LDL particles which correlates with ?ed atherogenicity. Keep in mind artery ds typically begins age 7, ; earlier. Measured ldl, large hdl, hba1c ; BP are bigger issues. Many other biomarkers, like the ones you mentioned, also involved ; less important. Illusions of high tech often marketed. ...Read more
Mostly red: Freshly drawn out of body, blood is just red..Bright red. The red cells are made from substance heme and appear red. The white blood cells actually appear a bit white but there are few white cells in comparison so not visible unless the blood is spun down. When spun down, the rest of the fluid is called plasma and it is relatively clear. Google up some images. Have fun learning. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer