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Will reducing LDL cholesterol lower the risk of cardiovascular disease?
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Dr. Videh Mahajan
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: LDL
Certainly.

In brief: LDL
Certainly.
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
In brief: LDL Not Cholesterol
Ldl refers to lipoproteins, protein particles which transport all fats in the water outside cells & are the primary driver of atherosclerosis.
Ldl & HDL are not cholesterol. Cholesterol is a fat made by all animal cells. Ldl is always in nmol/l, best <700, HDL in µmol/l, best large-hdl>10. See NMR particle test, <$100. Cholesterol tests promoted because cheaper but also misleading, not better.

In brief: LDL Not Cholesterol
Ldl refers to lipoproteins, protein particles which transport all fats in the water outside cells & are the primary driver of atherosclerosis.
Ldl & HDL are not cholesterol. Cholesterol is a fat made by all animal cells. Ldl is always in nmol/l, best <700, HDL in µmol/l, best large-hdl>10. See NMR particle test, <$100. Cholesterol tests promoted because cheaper but also misleading, not better.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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