Raising HDL May Not Lower Risk of a Heart Attack
Here we go again.
After years of being told to up the level of HDL (high density lipoprotein) cholesterol and lower the level of LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol a new study by investigators from Harvard Medical School and published in the journal Lancet concluded raising HDL levels did not reduce the risk of having a heart attack.
That doesn’t mean giving up reducing your LDL levels, There is evidence that high levels of LDL cholesterol does increase your risk of having a heart attack.
The take away?
Medicine is not an exact science like chemistry or physics. Medical investigators learn more about how the human body works every day. Eat a sensible, balanced diet high in fruits, vegetables and legumes and low in precessed foods, refined sugars and meat and exercise regularly.