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Oxidized LDL with Lipids Test

 

Why Test for Oxidized LDL with Lipids?

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Oxidased LDL predicts the progression of heart disease and plaque formation in the arteries.

Research from JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) and Journal of Internal Medicine and Circulation confirm that we can finally predict our risk of heart disease, even ifsymptoms do not present themselves, and in patients with no previous history of heartdisease.

Oxidized LDL also reveals our needs for heart healthy antioxidants suchCoQ10. High levels of oxidized LDL is a predictor of plaque formation in arteries,metabolic syndrome, diabetes and heart disease.

As the rate of obesity increases throughout the world, there is an alarmingrate of obesity in children and conditions of insulin resistance and cardiovasculardisease. Oxidized LDL has been shown to be a predictive marker for early signs ofatherosclerosis in children, even as young as 6 years of age.

One of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in patients withrheumatoid arthritis (RA) is cardiovascular disease. As a result of the increasedinflammation associated with RA, there are structural changes within lipoproteins thatmay potentiate cardiovascular disease.

It was shown that increased levels of oxidizedLDL was associated with both subclinical atherosclerosis and inflammatory variables.