Understanding different cholesterol values can be confusing. To add a bit more complexity, low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, can be measured as numbers of LDL particles in the blood, in addition to the conventional measurement of the actual value for LDL cholesterol. Clinical evidence indicates that having a large number of LDL particles in the blood is more strongly associated with a risk of heart disease, compared to having a high blood LDL cholesterol value.

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