New Track Your Plaque record! 27. October 2010 William Davis (19) The record for the largest drop in heart scan score (by percentage of starting score) has been held for around three years, with 63% reduction in score. Well, the longstanding record was broken this week: 75% reduction in score. At the start, Freddie has disastrous lipid values:LDL cholesterol 263 mg/dlHDL 26 mg/dlTriglycerides 323 mg/dlTotal cholesterol 354 mg/dlLipoproteins (NMR) were worse:LDL particle number 3360 nmol/LSmall LDL 2677 nmol/LHeart scan score: 732Interestingly, Freddie had virtually no vitamin D in his body, with a 25-hydroxy vitamin D level that was unmeasurable. Freddie was miserably intolerant to statin drugs, with even the smallest dose resulting in intolerable muscle aches. That's when his doctor sent him to me. Because I felt that the dominant abnormality in Freddie's lipids and lipoproteins was small LDL particles, representing 80% of total LDL particle number, we focused his program on correcting this parameter. Freddie's program was therefore focused elimination of wheat, cornstarch, oats, and sugars, along with an eventual vitamin D dose of 20,000 units to finally achieve a 25-hydroxy vitamin D level of 66 ng/ml. No statin drug in sight. 43 lbs of weight loss and 18 months later, a second heart scan score: 183--a 75% reduction. While the rest of the world continues to insist that coronary calcium (heart scan) scores cannot be reduced, I am seeing records being broken. I add Freddie's experience to the rapidly growing list of people who have not just stopped coronary plaque from growing, but are seizing control and reducing it, sometimes to dramatic degrees.