19 Important Causes of Headache

I assume headaches have always been a part of people’s daily lives. But, somehow, headache has never been regarded as a symptom of immense public health importance.  One of the reasons may be that most underlying causes of headache are benign. However, there is now a large body of evidence highlighting the societal impact of headache … Read more

Is Lowering LDL Cholesterol by Diet Helpful?

Is lowering LDL Cholesterol by diet helpful? A recent google search provided me with the following top results: 11 Foods that Lower Cholesterol – Harvard Health Publishing… How to Lower Cholesterol with Diet: MedlinePlus Top 5 lifestyle changes to improve your cholesterol – Mayo Clinic Cholesterol: Top foods to improve your numbers – Mayo Clinic … Read more

Lipoprotein(a)

Recent scientific evidence shows that the blood concentration of lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) is an important marker for the risk of developing heart disease. Nonetheless, Lp(a) measurements are not widely available and are seldom used in routine clinical practice. A traditional lipid panel measures total cholesterol, triglycerides,and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) The numbers are then used to … Read more

Apolipoprotein B (ApoB) and Risk of Heart Disease

Apolipoprotein B (ApoB) is a protein that plays an important role in the development of heart disease. Elevated blood levels of ApoB indicate an increased risk. Actually, ApoB may be a stronger predictor of risk than commonly used lipid markers such as LDL-cholesterol (1). ApoB is an important component of lipoproteins that participate in the … Read more