Studies offer clues on role of LDL particles in atherosclerosis

04/6/2011 | Business Wire

A study presented at the 60th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology found that increased LDL particle levels, and not LDL cholesterol, can indicate carotid artery plaque. Another study presented at the same event found that people with type 2 diabetes with very low levels of LDL cholesterol can still have residual coronary heart disease risk because of increased levels of LDL particles. Both studies used LipoScience's NMR LipoProfile test, which uses NMR spectroscopy to measure LDL and other lipoprotein particles.

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