Saturday, January 25, 2020
LDL levels less than 300 mg/dL have no value in predicting coronary heart disease
“Unless LDL levels are… 300 mg/dL or higher, they have no value, in isolation, in predicting those individuals at risk of [coronary heart disease].”
— William Castelli, 1996; as noted in this 35-second video clip of cardiologist Dr. Aseem Malhotra.
Wednesday, January 01, 2020
Higher LDL levels protect against death following a heart attack or heart failure
“Our data support a protective role for [higher LDL levels] against all-cause mortality following incident [heart attack] and [heart failure],” concludes a new study from researchers at the Mayo Clinic.
LDL levels above 130 mg/dL were most protective.Read the entire article | Email this article
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