heart disease

Size Does Matter in Heart Disease

Size Does Matter in Heart Disease

The most common test for evaluation of cholesterol is a standard cholesterol panel which examines total cholesterol, hdl (high density lipoprotein), triglycerides (think of this as "sugary" cholesterol) and ldl (low density lipoprotein).  Most people think that this is enough in terms of getting the most information they can in regards to their cholesterol profile but to truly understand why this information is not enough you have to understand how cholesterol contributes to heart disease.