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May 25, 2023

LDL Peak Size: Smaller is Not Better

Cholesterol is transported in the blood by low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particles, which differ in size and cardiovascular risk. Smaller, denser LDL particles are linked to a higher risk for cardiovascular disease and insulin resistance, as they are more prone to oxidation and can easily penetrate artery walls.

LDL particle size can be improved through lifestyle changes such as weight loss, exercise, a healthy plant-based diet, and natural products that help reduce LDL particle numbers and increase their size. Larger LDL particles are associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and are considered cardioprotective.

LDL peak size can be measured by ion mobility technology.

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Tag(s): Biomarkers

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