What Is HDL Cholesterol?

It’s the “good fat.” High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol can actually protect you against heart disease. And you can boost your levels by adopting a healthy lifestyle: eat right, exercise regularly and don’t smoke. In this whiteboard session, cardiologist Michael Rocco, MD, shares how HDL cholesterol works to your heart’s benefit.

What Is LDL Cholesterol?

Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is the main target for assessing heart disease risk. High LDL is a problem. For every 10% increase in LDL cholesterol there’s a 10 percent higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke. In this whiteboard session, cardiologist Michael Rocco, MD, explains how LDL cholesterol works and what treatments can control … Read More

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