What is Apolipoprotein B (ApoB)? Why ApoB is more important to assess than just cholesterol

When it comes to understanding fats (cholesterol in particular), we have grown more and more uncertain around how cholesterol influences heart attacks and strokes. We’re none the wiser when it comes to understanding our ‘good’ cholesterol vs ‘bad’ cholesterol and how to interpret our numbers on a blood test. This is largely due to the complex world that is lipids (fats), which often leaves even doctors unsure about what’s right from wrong.

With heart diseases causing roughly a quarter of all deaths in the U.K. (British Heart Foundation, 2023), it is in our best interest that we understand what to look out for when it comes to our health checks as well as understanding the risk factors that lead to heart disease.

In this article I will be talking about something called Apolipoprotein B or abbreviated as ApoB, which should hopefully help you consolidate your understanding of cholesterol and heart disease.

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Danny Ly client


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