Hi I am new here and have been struck, looking at the posts, at how dominated people are by their levels of HDL and LDL and of course total cholesterol. This surprises me because their is well documented evidence that other lipid profiles are more predictive than simply looking at LDL. For example you would be far better off looking at
ApoA to APOB ratio
Oxidised LDL levels
How many of you know your Homocystine levels. This is another well documented risk for cardio disease and yet if it is high it is easily lowered by Vit B12 and Folate supplementation. The cost of these tests can be a little high here in the UK but they are very cheap in Portugal which is where I get mine done. There is also very little discussion on inflamation, the main cause of heart disease. Here in the UK we can at least get out CRP levels measured free at the GP. this is another good indicator of risk.