EP339: What's This ApoB All About?


Welcome to my podcast. I am Doctor Warrick Bishop, and I want to help you to live as well as possible for as long as possible. I’m a practising cardiologist, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the creator of The Healthy Heart Network. I have over 20 years as a specialist cardiologist and a private practice of over 10,000 patients.

Doctor Bishop discusses the importance of understanding blood pressure, weight, and cholesterol for better heart health. He explains that Apo B is a lipoprotein that provides a measure of the number of cholesterol particles in the bloodstream, which can indicate heart disease risk. While Apo B is a useful metric, Dr. Bishop notes that the standard lipid panel can often provide sufficient information to assess and manage heart health. He encourages listeners to subscribe to the podcast and join his Healthy Heart Network community.


  • Apo B is a lipoprotein that is a key component of cholesterol and fat transport particles in the bloodstream.
  • Measuring Apo B provides information about the number of cholesterol/fat carrying particles, rather than just the concentration like LDL cholesterol.
  • Higher Apo B levels are associated with increased risk of plaque formation and heart disease.
  • LDL particles can vary in size, with smaller dense particles potentially having as much cholesterol as fewer larger particles. Apo B can help distinguish this.
  • Triglyceride levels provide a good proxy for assessing the presence of smaller, denser LDL particles without needing to directly measure Apo B.
  • Lowering triglycerides and LDL cholesterol through lifestyle and medications will also lower Apo B levels.
  • Apo B is not routinely used in clinical practice in Australia currently due to lack of Medicare coverage.
  • Doctor Bishop highlights the importance of understanding particle number versus concentration when assessing heart disease risk.
  • Doctor Bishop thanks Dr. Peter Attia for raising awareness of Apo B in the general population.
  • Doctor Bishop encourages listeners to join the Healthy Heart Network to better understand their heart health and risk.

Australia, like the rest of the western world, has a heart problem.

Over 9 million people around the world die from heart disease every year.

Every 10 minutes, someone in Australia suffers a heart attack. And 21 lives are lost daily because of it.

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Almost every one of those cases could have been prevented. 

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