The secret life of HDL
A complex protector
For decades we’ve recognized high-density lipoprotein (HDL) as a protector of the cardiovascular system. There’s truth to that concept, but it’s too simplistic.
In the last 20 years a growing body of research in top-tier journals has exposed a hidden truth to HDL particles – HDL dysfunction.
Below is the story of HDL: how it functions, when it doesn’t, and how you can help your patients recover HDL function.
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The HDL Story
Mark Houston, MD High HDL-C is not protective
Dr. Houston presents a revolutionary approach to managing dyslipidemia. In this talk he shares new approaches to manage the dyslipidemia epidemic.Learn More
The HDL Story
Mark Houston, MD: high HDL-C is not protective
The diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of dyslipidemia have been misdirected for the past 30-40 years. Dr. Houston presents an evolutionary approach to managing dyslipidemia and dyslipidemia-induced vascular disease by challenging the use of LDL and triglycerides as markers of disease. In this talk he shares new approaches to manage the dyslipidemia epidemic.Learn More
We’ve been told HDL cholesterol protects against cardiovascular disease, but is that always true?Learn More
Who develops HDL dysfunction?
Learn the specific conditions that contribute to HDL dysfunction.Learn More
HDL assessment tool
Learn how to assess and treat HDL dysfunction.Learn More
HDL dysfunction protocol
How does HDL dysfunction present?Learn More
Labs to identify HDL risk
Learn which lab tests can help you better understand HDL and cardiovascular risk.
HDL-size and density
Treating HDL dysfunction
Research has shown that eating a Mediterranean diet helps reverse HDL dysfunction.
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