Divide over when to use in-depth cholesterol tests – Associated Press – By Lauran Neergaard – (Tuesday, October 25, 2011) –

by drsjbecker on November 3, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) — For heart health, you’re supposed to know your numbers: Total cholesterol, the bad LDL kind and the good HDL kind. But your next checkup might add a new number to the mix. 

More doctors are going beyond standard cholesterol counts, using another test to take a closer look at the bad fats – a count of particles that carry LDL through the blood.     http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_MED_HEALTHBEAT_BEYOND_LDL?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-10-25-03-11-17


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