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Sunday, December 7, 2008

HDL Cholesterol is not good enough

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HDL Cholesterol is not good enough

For so many years, High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) has been seen as the good cholesterol that can help us reduce the bad cholesterol level or Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL), therefore we’ve been encourage to raise the Good cholesterol, the more HDL in the blood level would be the better. However the new study publish in the December 2008 issue of The FASEB Journal said a different thing.

Researchers from University of Chicago, shows that the good cholesterol (HDL) itself has a different level in quality and a bad quality of HDL can actually bad for you.

The researcher found that people with chronic disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, kidney disease and diabetes, have a different HDL compare to the HDL from the healthy people, even when their blood level of HDL are comparable. The HDL from the healthy people can reduce inflammation while the HDL from the people with chronic disease cannot.

This is might can explain that why some people can still develop cardiovascular disease while they have perfect cholesterol levels. Therefore it become a subject that for some people with high HDL blood level are not necessarily protected from the heart disease problem, they should ask their doctor to find out if their high HDL is a good one or a bad one.

So if you think that your high HDL Cholesterol Level is good, you might want to think again.. what do you say??

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