HDL Function Testing provides Unique Insight into Cardiovascular Disease, Finds New Study

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Identifying the risk of cardiovascular disease can help individuals take measures that lower their odds of an adverse event, such as a myocardial infarction (heart attack) or stroke, in the future. Conventional laboratory tests for assessing the risk of cardiovascular disease evaluate blood levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and triglycerides. […]

Too good to be true? New study suggests that “good cholesterol” may not always be helpful in reducing cardiovascular risk

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A new study suggests that a novel lab test that analyzes specific HDL proteins may better predict risk of — and death by — coronary heart disease in some patients.