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Is there anything dangerous with an LDL of 122 and HDL of 95?

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Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology

In brief: Depends on Particles

Cardiovascular (cvd) risk is related to the number of LDL particles (ldl-p) and the number of HDL particles (hdl-p).
Because cholesterol in LDL and HDL particles is highly variable cholesterol levels often disagree with particle number. When cholesterol and particle number disagree cvd risk tracks with ldl-p and hdl-p, not ldl-c or hdl-c. Only an NMR lipoprofile test reports ldl-p and hdl-p.

In brief: Depends on Particles

Cardiovascular (cvd) risk is related to the number of LDL particles (ldl-p) and the number of HDL particles (hdl-p).
Because cholesterol in LDL and HDL particles is highly variable cholesterol levels often disagree with particle number. When cholesterol and particle number disagree cvd risk tracks with ldl-p and hdl-p, not ldl-c or hdl-c. Only an NMR lipoprofile test reports ldl-p and hdl-p.
Dr. William Cromwell
Dr. William Cromwell
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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Potentially

If you have a very high number of small particles in your LDL which can only be determined by fragmentation of the LDL by nuclear magnetic resonance, nmr, or spectrometry through regular blood work sent to your lab or to the berkley heart lab in ca.
Specially meaningful if there is a strong family history of coronary artery disease.

In brief: Potentially

If you have a very high number of small particles in your LDL which can only be determined by fragmentation of the LDL by nuclear magnetic resonance, nmr, or spectrometry through regular blood work sent to your lab or to the berkley heart lab in ca.
Specially meaningful if there is a strong family history of coronary artery disease.
Dr. Charles Jost
Dr. Charles Jost
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