apoA

What is apoA?

apoA (apolipoprotein A) is a protein carrier for HDL. apoA is considered to be the most informative biomarker for “good cholesterol.”

Why is it included in the Cardiovascular Axis?

Both HDL cholesterol and apoA-I are in most clinical conditions antiatherogenic- the higher the values, the lower the cardiovascular risk. Your apoA measurement can be an important predictor of your cardiovascular health. [1]

How can I better understand my results?

  • optimal: greater than or equal to 140 mg/dL.

Where can I learn more?

Peter Attia, M.D. provides valuable context around apoA

A Nature paper regarding apoA and risk of mortality