Like traditional cholesterol tests, new advanced cholesterol testing like VAP (Vertical Auto Profile) measures total cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, LDL (bad) cholesterol, and triglycerides.

But VAP, developed by scientists at UAB ( the University of Alabama at Birmingham) and now being utilised at Pritikin, also measures cholesterol subclasses such as size of particles.

Original story was published at www.pritikin.com