Atherogenic Dyslipidemia (AD)

Atherogenic dyslipidemia (AD) is a clinical disorder that, in my opinion, is far too often overlooked.  It depicts a blood lipid pattern characterized by elevated triglycerides (TG) and low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C). Hence, people with AD have an elevated TG/HDL-C ratio (1). More crucially, individuals with AD have elevated apolipoprotein B (apoB) … Read more

The Difference Between LDL-Cholesterol (LDL-C) and LDL Particle Number(LDL-P)

The role of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in the evolution of heart disease is fairly well established. In addition, the benefits of pharmacological treatment with agents that lower LDL-C in high-risk patients are well documented. Lipoproteins are biochemical structures that enable the transport of lipids such as cholesterol in the circulation. LDL-C represents the amount … Read more

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