Everything You Know about Cholesterol Is Probably Wrong

July 9, 2014 5:35 PM

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Everything You Know about Cholesterol Is Probably Wrong

Most of us know that too much cholesterol promotes heart disease. And many know that cholesterol comes in good and bad forms. “Bad” (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL) cholesterol clogs the arteries that pump blood to the heart and feed the brain, raising the risk of heart attack and stroke. “Good” (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL) cholesterol removes excess cholesterol and fat from the bloodstream, keeping arteries healthy.

But a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing: this good versus bad scenario offers a simplistic view of cholesterol’s role in heart disease.

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