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Recent Findings from the Framingham Offspring Study Show Low Numbers of LDL Particles (LDL-P) by NMR are Associated With Fewer Heart Disease Related Events than Equivalently Low Levels of LDL Cholesterol (LDL-C).(1)
Date:12/13/2007

disease (CVD). In this study, LDL-P was shown to be a more sensitive indicator of low CVD risk than LDL-C or non-HDL-C, another potential treatment target. The study reinforces the limitations of LDL cholesterol and the importance of managing patients to acceptably low levels of LDL-P to avoid CVD related events such as heart attack.

Data in over 100 published papers reinforce the superior clinical value of the NMR LipoProfile test. These most recent findings were published in the National Lipid Association's December issue of Journal of Clinical Lipidology.

(1) William C. Cromwell, MD, James D. Otvos, PhD et al. LDL Particle Number and Risk of Future Cardiovascular Disease in the Framingham Offspring Study - Implications for LDL Management. J Clin Lipidology 2007; 1: 583-592.


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