bad cholesterol


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bad cholesterol

n
(Biochemistry) a nontechnical name for low-density lipoprotein
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ISLAMABAD -- Snacking on a handful of nuts instead of a muffin could help Type 2 diabetes patients control their blood sugar levels and lower bad cholesterol, Toronto-based researchers say in a new study.
Too much of certain fats can raise the amount of bad cholesterol, and too much bad cholesterol can lead to fatty deposits developing in the arteries, which can restrict the flow of blood to the heart and brain, increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Too much saturated fat can increase your levels of bad cholesterol.
On the other hand, HDL is considered good cholesterol because it carries the bad cholesterol to the liver where it is broken down to be excreted from the body.
The report stated that those who ate avocado while maintaining a low cholesterol and moderate fat diet saw a ten per cent reduction of bad cholesterol.
Out of those, 64,000 cases could have been prevented by lowering bad cholesterol.
According to Sievenpiper, the reduction of bad cholesterol would lead to a five to six per cent reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease.
FOR MIDDLE-AGED MEN, BAD CHOLESTEROL LEVELS MATTER A LOT.
But while lowering bad cholesterol decreases the risk of heart attack it has not been shown that raising good cholesterol similarly cuts it.
Whitehouse Station NJ) raised levels of good cholesterol, slashed bad cholesterol and may have helped patients avert heart complications, without the safety risks that prompted Pfizer Inc.