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Biomarker Series: Apolipoprotein B – The New Kid On The Block

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Ano Lobb. @healthyrx

For a long time, cholesterol has been the main indicator for cardiovascular health. But times change. As medicine and technology become more and more advanced, scientists are finding better ways to predict heart disease. A relatively new marker has dethroned low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or otherwise known as ‘the bad cholesterol’) as the best indicator and its name is Apolipoprotein B (or ApoB for short).

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Biomarker Series: The Infamous Cholesterol

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Cholesterol has been a keyword in mainstream cardiovascular health for many years now. No matter your level of medical knowledge, you can probably easily associate cholesterol with heart attack and stroke. However, as science advances, so does our understanding of cholesterol, its role in the body, and what’s really going on beneath the hood. For example, did you know there are actually two main types of cholesterol? And, even more shockingly, one of them is good for you?

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.