Lipoprotein(a): Normal vs. High + Improving Heart Health

Written by Biljana Novkovic, PhD | Last updated:
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Ognjen Milicevic, MD, PhD, Puya Yazdi, MD | Written by Biljana Novkovic, PhD | Last updated:

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Lipoprotein(a)
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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.

About the Author

Biljana Novkovic

Biljana Novkovic

PhD
Biljana received her PhD from Hokkaido University.
Before joining SelfHacked, she was a research scientist with extensive field and laboratory experience. She spent 4 years reviewing the scientific literature on supplements, lab tests and other areas of health sciences. She is passionate about releasing the most accurate science and health information available on topics, and she's meticulous when writing and reviewing articles to make sure the science is sound. She believes that SelfHacked has the best science that is also layperson-friendly on the web.