LDL subclasses

Discussion in 'Nutrition / Supplements Forum' started by cvictorg, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. #1
    cvictorg

    cvictorg Active Member

    Total LDL-C 158 mg/dL (Berkeley Heart Lab LP Plus3 Test)
    HDL-C 79 mg/dL

    Triglycerides 41 mg/dL

    Per the Iranian Formula the LDL - 118 mg/dL - MUCH BETTER

    HOWEVER - the LDL subclasses are what's interesting

    LDL IVb - 1.8% Ref Range 1.7% - 9.8%
    LDL IVb goal - <= 5%
    SO - This represents very low cardivascular risk

    LDL IIIa + IIIb - 17.9 mg/dL Ref Range 12.0 - 32.1 mg/dL
    Again - low risk

    LDL IVb - 1.0 mg/dL Ref Range 1.5 - 11.2 mg/dL
    Again - VERY LOW risk

    So - total LDL-C doesn't mean much - BUT - they base giving statins on that number
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2012
  2. #2
    LW64

    LW64 Well-Known Member

    If the LDL-C of 158 is the result of a direct measurement, you cant use the Iranian eq. to get the lower number (118).

    IIRC, the subclass breakout folllows the idea that LDL size is the key parameter to watch instead of total LDL-P.

    The issue remains the same: Dayspring, et al say total LDL-P is what matters while others think its only the sdLDL.
     
  3. #3
    cvictorg

    cvictorg Active Member

    LDL was calculated not direct measure
     

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