HDL, the so-called “good” cholesterol, may not be so good after all. A new study published in the journal Nature Medicine has linked high levels of HDL to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Cholesterol is a lipid, or fat, produced by the liver. It is vital for normal body function however elevated levels of cholesterol have been associated with an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. Because of this, many people are prescribed cholesterol-lowering medications. A cholesterol reading is made up of HDLs, or “good” cholesterol, and LDL, or “bad” cholesterol. HDL is considered a “friendly scavenger” because ... Read More
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