Features January 2020 Issue

There’s a Type of Cholesterol as Dangerous as LDL

Fortunately, the first drug to treat it is in the pipeline.

Do you know how much lipoprotein(a) is in your blood? This form of cholesterol, widely known as Lp(a) and pronounced “L, P, little a,” is a bad actor that greatly increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. Yet the public knows little about it, and doctors don’t generally test for it, because there was no way to treat it.

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