Lipoproteins and apolipoproteins. Making use of their metabolic properties to individualize therapy.

Plasma contains four major lipoprotein particles: chylomicrons, VLDLs, LDLs, and HDLs. How cholesterol is metabolized depends on the particle with which it is associated. Thus, treatment for hypercholesterolemia is most effective when it is designed to fit the lipoprotein features of a given patient. Dr Kottke describes the five common forms of… CONTINUE READING