The Three Lipid Patients

Case #353: RLPs, Trigs and Managing Risk

I’d like to break from my traditional case format this month to bring you three very interesting cases that recently came to my attention. Three men with three very different cardiovascular risk situations sent me their test results after reading about the VAP Test. I found these cases relevant because of what they can teach us and the important questions they present regarding triglycerides, remnant lipoproteins (RLPs) and managing risk.

I will start from oldest to youngest. All three are active, fit, healthy, nonsmokers and infrequent drinkers with a BMI of 24 or less, Caucasian, and generally happy with their jobs.

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