good cholesterol


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good cholesterol

n
(Biochemistry) a nontechnical name for high-density lipoprotein
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Those who consistently drank moderately were found to have a slower decline in levels of good cholesterol, or high-density lipoprotein (HDL).
The type of fats we get from our diet affect the levels of bad and good cholesterol in our blood.
On the other hand, good cholesterol takes cholesterol from parts of the body where there is too much of it, to the liver, where it is disposed of.
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.
As a cardiologist, I recommend dietary supplement niacin in the form of nicotinic acid to support healthy good cholesterol and often refer my patients to Slo-Niacin, which is available without a prescription and is manufactured in the United States by Upsher-Smith Laboratories Inc.
Researchers also found that it reduces levels of LDL, the bad cholesterol which leads to heart disease, and increases HDL, which doctors call good cholesterol.
University of Chicago (U-C) researchers challenged popular notion that simply having high levels of good cholesterol (HDL) and low levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) is necessary for good health.
Washington, November 6 ( ANI ): Researchers have genetically engineered tomato plants to produce a peptide that mimics the actions of good cholesterol when eaten.
They have argued that HDL is the good cholesterol and helping patients in "improving their good cholesterol is crucial for prevention of further vascular events".
The enzyme's link to cardiovascular disease may also help determine cardiovascular risk in patients with low levels of good cholesterol and low levels of the protective GPx3.
But raising levels of good cholesterol or HDL -- as often suggested by medical experts -- may not have any impact on your heart disease risk, a new study says.
LDL, or bad cholesterol, contributes to fat buildup that clogs blood vessels, while good cholesterol, or HDL, ferries that away.