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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