Weight: 153 Height: 5'9" BMI: 16% - per electronic scale Diet: Healthy, low fat, 2-3 fruits a day, no red meat. Activiity: I jog about an hour sat, sun. Been too busy at work to do anything else. Blood results: Measured---Normal Cholesterol---169---------<200 Triglycerides--82----------<150 HDL----------49---------- >40 LDL----------104----------<130 or 80 - not sure Lp (a)--------138---------<32? My Lipoprotein a level is about 137.4. I believe the normal level is 32 for a caucasian male, however I am Indian, so I dont know what the normal level would be. I know it should not be close to 137.4 After doing some research, it seems that a combination of the following "could" lower my lp (a). -niacin vitamin -l carnitine -l proline -l lysine -Vitamin E I have been pretty lax on taking the niacin, I will get back to taking a 500mg tablet daily. I get about 160mg from my cholesterol counter formula (http://www.greatearth.com/images/product_images/upload_0000bB.JPG - so far it has been doing an ok job on my cholesterol, been taking only 2 tablets daily, going to go to 4 daily). For the carnitine, proline, lysine, it sometimes causes my heart to randomly surge. I was wondering if this is a common side effect or not and wheter or not it would be safe. I've been lax on the vitamin E as well. Probably once every 4 days I'll remember to take it and I'll take a 400IU dose. For cholesterol, I'll sometimes take coq-10 and EFA (omega 3-6-9). I've been lax on these too. So far I have gone 2 years without needing precription statins to lower my cholesterol, however my lp a still remains high. As I mentioned I have been pretty lax with the supplements needed to lower lp a. Just wondering if anyone else has any advice, suggestions, etc. Just came across this today: http://www.drlam.com/A3R_brief_in_doc_format/Cholesterol.cfm#Lipoprotein(a) I'm scared shitless right now.