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Doctor insights on: Blood Lipoproteins

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What's blood test lipoprotein associated phospholipase a2 used for and what are normal and desirable levels for men?

What's blood test lipoprotein associated phospholipase a2 used for and what are normal and desirable levels for men?

Normals: Depend on the lab, shortly put it is an inflammatory marker, better then CRP giving indication if risk factors for clots, recurrent heart attacks, for strokes. And other bad vascular events. ...Read more

Lipoprotein (Definition)

Lipoprotien is a combo of fat and protien the protien portion aiilows for the transport of the throughout the body and in to the cells of the tissues in the body. These can be measured with ...Read more


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Managing High Cholesterol (Tip)

Managing High Cholesterol

Want to increase HDL (high density lipoprotein)? Talk to your doctor about Niacin supplementation. ...See more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
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Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
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Take your meds as instructed without fail
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Dr. Colin Kerr Dr. Kerr
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Managing High Blood Pressure (Tip)

Managing High Blood Pressure

The salt that has the most impact on your blood pressure is that from eating out and processed foods. ...See more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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What's blood test lipoprotein associated phospholipase a2 used for and what are normal and desirable levels for men?

Normals: Depend on the lab, shortly put it is an inflammatory marker, better then CRP giving indication if risk factors for clots, recurrent heart attacks, for strokes. And other bad vascular events. ...Read more

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Fatty acids help clear triglycerides from circulating lipoproteins in the blood, can you tell me more about this?

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