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Oxidized LDL with Lipids

JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) and Journal of Internal Medicine and Circulation confirm that we can finally predict the risk of heart disease, even if symptoms do not present themselves, and in patients with no previous history of heart disease. Oxidized LDL also reveals our needs for heart-healthy antioxidants such as CoQ10. High levels of oxidized LDL is a predictor of plaque formation in arteries, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and heart disease.

As the rate of obesity increases throughout the world, there is an alarming rate of insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease, even in children. Oxidized LDL has been shown to be a predictive marker for early signs of atherosclerosis in children, even as young as 6 years of age.

One of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is cardiovascular disease. As a result of the increased inflammation associated with RA, there are structural changes in lipoproteins that may potentiate cardiovascular disease. It was shown that increased levels of oxidized LDL have been associated with both subclinical atherosclerosis and inflammatory variables. The same pattern of a high oxidized LDL is seen in depression. The state of lipids is a valuable biomarker in many conditions.

The Oxidative LDL with Lipids is also available as part of our Complete Cardio Profile.

Effects of Oxidized LDL

Oxidized LDL (oxLDL) is implicated in a number of pathologies, as many conditions can be thought of as lipid dysfunction. Unoxidized LDL is used to repair the myelin sheath of nerves, the brain, and aid in healthy cellular membrane formation.
Oxidized LDL impairs function in all these areas. Research associates high oxLDL with conditions like MS, depression and PCOS as well as heart disease.

Oxidized LDL can either be measured by itself, or with a comprehensive cardiovascular profile that helps to assess overall disease risk. The comprehensive profile assesses lipids, metabolic markers, and cardiovascular markers related to nutritional health.