While “bad” LDL cholesterol causes plaque build-up, HDL patrols your bloodstream like a friendly cop, rounding up LDL to send to your liver so it can’t do any harm. Here’s how to boost your HDL cholesterol.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Registered dietitian Katherine Patton MEd, RD, CSSD, LD, answers this one about cholesterol.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Preventive cardiologist Haitham Ahmed, MD, MPH, answers this one about cardiovascular disease.
For years, we’ve been told to avoid high-cholesterol foods for heart health, but those days may be coming to an end. A top nutrition advisory committee says people no longer have to be concerned about eating foods that are high in cholesterol. The committee’s report, which was released today, will help shape the next version … Read More
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Most of us have heard about “good” cholesterol. But this so-called “good” cholesterol can turn bad – by losing its cardio-protective properties and promoting inflammation and coronary artery disease. Cleveland Clinic researchers have discovered the process by which high-density lipoprotein (HDL) – the carrier of so-called “good” cholesterol – becomes dysfunctional.The discovery represents the first … Read More