Your trusted health, nutrition, and personalized lifestyle medicine resource

LDL Cholesterol: Particle Number & Size Matter for Coronary Heart Disease

Mark Houston, MD, MS, FAHA, FASH, DABC; Internist & Cardiovascular Specialist; Director, Hypertension Institute and Vascular Biology


Studies show that 50-70% of men have their first heart attack before they have any chest pain.  There are two issues with the traditional treatment of LDL cholesterol. First, many people experience adverse effects with statin therapy, requiring alternative approaches via diet and supplements to get their LDL cholesterol levels under control. The second issue is LDL cholesterol evaluation. We need to be looking at LDL particle number and size as well as whether or not it’s been modified. LDL cholesterol modification can cause inflammation, oxidative stress, and finally vascular immune dysfunction. In this talk, Dr. Houston explains that if we can implement a targeted nutrition approach that attacks the mechanism by which LDL cholesterol causes atherosclerotic plaque development, we’re more likely to prevent a heart-related clinical event.

The full video for the preview above is available for practitioners only.

Click here for a full list of upcoming MAPS events.

Metagenics Institute is a trusted, peer-to-peer, evidence-based educational resource for nutrition and personalized medicine.
At Metagenics Institute, we translate credible research with scientific integrity into innovative and actionable clinical
decision-making. Metagenics Institute supports a diverse practitioner base to optimize patient outcomes by shifting existing paradigms in healthcare. Our mission is to transform healthcare by inspiring and educating practitioners, and their patients, about personalized lifestyle medicine.

Sponsored by
© 2024 Metagenics Institute. All Rights Reserved