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March 30, 2023

Large LDL Particles are Your Friends

Although LDL and LDL cholesterol has been demonized in the past, research indicates that the truly "bad guys" are small dense LDL particles that are easily oxidized and damaged. They can penetrate the artery wall and increase your risk of heart disease. These bad guys are also associated with insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome.

The larger fluffier (and cuter?) LDL particles are your friends...they contain more antioxidants and behave much better than their smaller, denser cousins.

Larger LDL particles are a feature of the favorable pattern A phenotype. You can increase the size of your LDL particles with a healthy lifestyle and diet that incorporates plant-based foods, including flaxseeds, nuts, and oat bran.

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