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Prof. Peskin’s DPA Scan & Advanced Lipid Analysis

With the 2008 JUPITER Study, it was (once again) confirmed that lowering LDL-C was ineffective in preventing cardiovascular disease. It is well known that cholesterol levels are not predictive of CVD. Furthermore, the Number Needed to Treat (NNT) to see 1 patient success is 100 (as reported by pharmaceutical companies), meaning that statins carry at best a 99% failure rate, dreadful.

The study authors then suggested the benefit of statins was in lowering C-reactive protein (CRP) levels. This is another fallacy that I have written about in depth.

With the March, 2010 ACCORD study, cardiovascular physicians were disheartened to learn that common treatment protocols for cardiovascular disease in diabetic patients were ineffective. Among these findings were:

A) Medications to pharmacologically lower high blood pressure, and

B) Medications to pharmacologically lower high triglyceride levels in type II diabetics made no improvement.

Since high-risk diabetic patients showed no positive effect with BP and triglyceride lowering treatments, it is unlikely any patient will benefit with these interventions. Pharmacologic (artificial) — not physiologic lowering of BP and triglyceride levels — may sound good, but don’t work. If you have followed my work you will understand why.

What are physicians and patients to rely on as an accurate measure of CV risk if blood pressure, triglycerides, and cholesterol are discarded? My answer is a DPA test to assess the physiologic characteristics of your cardiovascular system. The rationale for this suggestion and particulars of the test is featured in the May issue of Townsend Letter for Physicians. I hope for their patient’s health, that many physicians implement this testing in the near future. If your physician doesn’t have a DPA machine, give him a copy of the Townsend article so he will understand its importance in developing an accurate diagnostic picture.

Regarding blood lipids, based on today’s state-of-the-art medical science, here is what I, and other medical researchers consider important. Many physicians will not be familiar with these advanced tests, so the tests offered by the following companies will be helpful. These tests may be covered by your insurance so be sure to ask:

a) Lipoprotein particle profile (www.spectracell.com) plus the individual Lp-PLA2 test.

b) PLAC test (www.plactest.com: 877-752-2837)

c) Oxidized LDL — oXLDL (Realtime Laboratories: E7500 test)

d) Omega-Quant (www.omegaquant.com at 800-949-0632)

Of particular note is that I have moderate OxLDL and higher RPL than normal. There are reasons that homocysteine and even C-reactive protein can be elevated temporarily, such as a common cold, extra stress, either physical or mental.

My DPA results are superb (enclosed) showing no issue with the physiologic function of my cardiovascular system.

I want to emphasize that I intentionally do NOT have a perfect diet – or a perfectly healthy life-style. I have no interest in showing that if you “do everything perfectly” and follow my recommendations then you will stay healthy. I have to show that in spite of doing a few things “not ideally,” you will stay in very good cardiovascular shape.

I believe the DPA tool is an outstanding new clinical tool and a wonderful adjunct to blood chemistry analysis. When you couple DPA with state-of-the-art blood lipid analysis, then you will have a much more accurate assessment of your CV system.

As this system does not allow for the posting of the entire paper and my results, please download the entire document here: http://www.brianpeskin.com/bp2010/DPA-Scan-Web.pdf

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