Lipoprotein (a) (Lp(a)) is an inherited risk marker for cardiovascular disease. It is an LDL-like particle with Velcro-like attachments, thus making it stick to the walls of the arteries. From the research of Pauling and Rath, a high Lp(a) can be an indicator of a need for Vitamin C, L-lysine, and L-proline. These nutrients, along with L-carnitine and niacin may safely control this critical cardiac risk marker and help to provide protection against development or progression of cardiovascular disease. The statin drugs have been shown to increase the level of Lp(a) in some studies. There are currently no prescription medications that will lower Lp(a) levels. It is estimated that 20 – 30% of Americans have an elevated Lp(a) level. Help protect your heart by calling Expanding Choices, Inc. TODAY at 340-0700 to schedule a ‘Prevent-An-Event’ screening and find out your Lp(a) level! Please watch the short video above from the Lipoprotein (a) Foundation to understand that even with a heart healthy lifestyle and a low cholesterol, it is important to know your Lp(a) level to truly understand your risk of heart attack.