Lipoprotein a

Lipoprotein(a)–also called Lp(a)– is a lipoprotein subclass. Studies have identified Lp(a) as a risk factor for heart disease and stroke.

According to the book “Beyond cholesterol: 7 life-saving heart disease tests that your doctor may not give you.” Lipoprotein(a) ranges are as follows:

  • Desirable: < 14 mg/dL
  • Borderline risk: 14 – 30 mg/dL
  • High risk: 31 – 50 mg/dL
  • Very high risk: > 50 mg/dL


Danesh J, Collins R, Peto R (2000). "Lipoprotein(a) and coronary heart disease. Meta-analysis of prospective studies". Circulation 102 (10): 1082–5. PMID 10973834.

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Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

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