Harvard Heart Letter

Checking up on apo B and non-HDL cholesterol

Guidelines from the National Cholesterol Education Program recommend testing for apolipoprotein B (apo B) and non-HDL cholesterol for people with diabetes, high triglycerides, and/or the metabolic syndrome. In them, the main thrust of cholesterol-lowering therapy is to get LDL (bad) cholesterol under control,. and then go after other lipid problems like low HDL or high triglycerides.
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