Non–High-Density Lipoprotein and Very-Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol and their Risk Predictive Values in Coronary Heart Disease
Invariably, when I give a presentation to a group in the community, maybe 1 out of 20 know their lipids outside of total cholesterol. The reality is, you absolutely, positively CANNOT appropriately manage elevated lipids without knowing where your HDL, VLDL and triglycerides are. And yet PCP and Internists still look at lipids with blinders on and will aggressively treat patients based on total cholesterol alone.
And yet here, researchers found NO association between elevated LDL and CVD risk. Good thing the only bad thing that happens from statin drug use is fatal rhabdomyolysis.