Depends on Particles
Cardiovascular (cvd) risk is related to the number of LDL
particles (ldl-p, hdl-p).
Ldl can be estimated by cholesterol (ldl-c) or measured by particle number (ldl-p). Ldl-c and ldl-p do not equally predict cardiovascular risk. When ldl-c and ldl-p values disagree (due to cholesterol variability per particle) cvd risk tracks with LDL particle number, not ldl-c values.