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HDL (‘good’) cholesterol: is higher really better?

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 23rd, 2013




We usually refer to LDL (low-density lipoprotein) as “bad cholesterol,” and HDL (high-density lipoprotein) as “good cholesterol.” Observational studies, such as the Framingham Heart Study, have shown that low HDL is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Thus, it is thought that raising HDL may reduce risk, but it’s not that simple.

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