is formed when one LDL molecule is attached to a protein called apolipoprotein(a). (FYI: Lipo = fat; hence the name lipoprotein – fat with protein.) A healthy level of lipoprotein(a) is beneficial and will:
Repair damaged cells
Restore structure of blood vessel walls
Enhance blood clotting
Prevent excessive blood loss due to damaged vessels
Promote cell regeneration
Basically, lipoprotein(a) at healthy levels acts as an “artery patch”.
Dangers of elevated lipoprotein a levels.
All the best,
Lisa Nelson RD
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