Although not known as well as its cousins LDL and HDL, lipoprotein(a) may be just as important for health. Like LDL cholesterol, high levels have been linked to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Lp(a) levels are largely determined by genetics. However, emerging studies have found that lifestyle and dietary modification can positively affect Lp(a). Read on to learn more about this test, when and why doctors order it, and what to do if your levels are high.
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