Calculated values for low-density lipoprotein
cholesterol in the assessment of lipid abnormalities and coronary disease risk.
After adjusting for other covariates, low-density lipoprotein
cholesterol Greater than 100mg/dl was independently associated with having Non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol Greater than 130mg/dl (Adjusted Odds Ratio 38.
Although we did not try to answer the question in our original article, it is possible that the difference (44 mg/dL) between the calculated low-density lipoprotein
cholesterol (LDL-C; 172 mg/dL) and the directly measured LDL-C (128 mg/dL) lies in (1) the use of triglycerides (TG) divided by 5 in the Friedewald formula and (2) the cholesterol of other lipoprotein fractions, such as intermediate-density lipoprotein cholesterol (IDL-C), Lp(a) (lipoprotein(a)), apo E-rich high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, etc, that may not be measured, partially or fully, by the homogeneous LDL-C assay.
Susceptibility to low-density lipoprotein
oxidation and coronary atherosclerosis in man.
But for people whose eyes glaze over when the subject turns to trans unsaturated fat and low-density lipoproteins
, that's a lot easier said than done.
Milk thistle extracts inhibit the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein
(LDL) and subsequent scavenger receptor-dependent monocyte adhesion.
At the start of the study, the patients had levels of low-density lipoprotein
cholesterol that ranged from 130 to 175.
This strong antiatherogenic effect of LA was associated with almost 40% less body weight gain and lower serum and very low-density lipoprotein
levels of triglycerides but not cholesterol.
Most members of both groups initially had near-normal scores for low-density lipoprotein
(LDL) cholesterol, the harmful kind.
Vegetarians usually enjoy lower blood cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein
levels, and blood pressure levels.
Vitamin C, an antioxidant, may keep arteries open by preventing low-density lipoprotein
(LDL), or ``bad'' cholesterol, from building up in the blood, the researchers speculated.
Lp-PLA2 is an enzyme that associates in the blood primarily with low-density lipoprotein
(LDL, the "bad" cholesterol).