Tuesday, February 25, 2014

What is the Lp(a) and Why Might it be Important for Me?

The Lp(a) was promoted by Linus Pauling as the most important sub fraction of the lipid panel.  If it is high, it increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes substantially.  Any lab can do the test.  Just ask your doctor if it is not included in your standard lipid panel.  Dr. Pauling advocated high dose vitamin C to reduce an elevated Lp(a).  I have found that intravenous chelation might be even more reliable.

See any of the many books by Linus Pauling.

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