Lipoprotein-A (High Levels)
I have a question on some recent lab work. I will spare everyone of posting all the lab work and a list of my diet and supplements and then asking for an interpretation. Here's the basics. I eat a strict BP diet, exercise moderately and I am a 25 year old caucasian male.
Total Cholesterol - 180 mg/dL
LDL - 119 mg/dL
HDL - 51 mg/dL
Triglycerides - 49 mg/dL
vLDL-C - 10 mg/dL
Lipoprotein-a - 126 nmol/L
Apo-B - 83 mg/dL
I am not at all concerned about about my LDL despite it being out of range, my HDL has increased from the upper 30s where I was at before starting the BP diet and my LDL has increased a little bit with it. My concern is Lipoprotein-a, the "healthy" range is supposed to be below 75 and I am more than double that.
Should I be concerned? I have done some research on this but research outside this site can be difficult because according to common knowledge I should eat more "heart healthy grains" and try to lower my LDL.
Thank in advance for any knowledge or resources provided.