What Is HDL Cholesterol?

How this ‘good fat’ works to your benefit

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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.

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