Siobhan Huggins

Author's details

Name: Siobhan Huggins
Date registered: August 10, 2017

Latest posts

  1. Cholesterol Code Workbook 2: The Mysterious Lipoprotein(a) — June 9, 2018
  2. The Big Deal About Lipoprotein(a) — June 5, 2018
  3. Beyond the Lipid Hypothesis (Part 3): What’s Insulin Got to Do With It? — May 18, 2018
  4. Top Ten Lipid Related Studies — May 11, 2018
  5. Beyond the Lipid Hypothesis (Part 2): LDL Modification — November 1, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. Beyond the Lipid Hypothesis: Plaque Development — 69 comments
  2. The Big Deal About Lipoprotein(a) — 22 comments
  3. Beyond the Lipid Hypothesis (Part 2): LDL Modification — 21 comments
  4. Cholesterol Code Workbook 2: The Mysterious Lipoprotein(a) — 16 comments
  5. Beyond the Lipid Hypothesis (Part 3): What’s Insulin Got to Do With It? — 12 comments

Author's posts listings

Jun 09

Cholesterol Code Workbook 2: The Mysterious Lipoprotein(a)

On this episode of the Cholesterol Code Workbook, we discuss five papers about the most mysterious lipoprotein: Lipoprotein(a). We discuss its involvement in wound healing, its role as a carrier for oxidized phospholipids, and potential influences on risk for cardiovascular disease. Take a seat, grab a snack, and join us as we venture into the …

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Jun 05

The Big Deal About Lipoprotein(a)

A Mysterious Figure While studying the lipid system in depth, lipoprotein(a) (pronounced lipoprotein little a; also called Lp(a)) was a particle that repeatedly came up in the study material in passing, although at the time I had no idea what it was. It was never something I had seen mentioned in the mainstream information on …

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May 18

Beyond the Lipid Hypothesis (Part 3): What’s Insulin Got to Do With It?

It Began With a Question… In the two previous parts of this series I covered what I had learned about how foam cell and plaque formation occur, and the process and circumstances of LDL modification. Throughout learning and writing about those topics I kept thinking about Ivor Cummins’ presentation, in which he discussed insulin’s role …

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May 11

Top Ten Lipid Related Studies

Note from Dave– For the record, Siobhan reads many more studies than I do — and probably you too. This is why I call her our Senior Researcher here at CC. So I asked if she had to narrow down a “Top 10” list for our readers, and as always, she did not disappoint. Enjoy!   …

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Nov 01

Beyond the Lipid Hypothesis (Part 2): LDL Modification

Recap and Lingering Questions In part one of Beyond the Lipid Hypothesis, I covered the general process of plaque development, from the appearance of endogenous and exogenous pathogens, all the way up to plaque rupture and artery blockage. I studied this to truly examine the mechanisms and development of these fatty streaks and lesions that …

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