New Research Says Even 'Good' Cholesterol Might Be Bad For You
A recent study suggests that too much "good" cholesterol can lead to heart disease just like regular cholesterol.By Ben Lawson | March 11, 2016
It turns out what's referred to as "good" cholesterol might actually lead to a much greater risk of heart disease.
Good cholesterol, or high-density lipoprotein, was previously believed to counteract the effects of so-called "bad cholesterol" and decrease the risk of heart disease.
Eating certain foods like avocados and exercising is believed to raise HDL levels in the bloodstream. A Cambridge University study looked at 1,700 people with a genetic mutation that causes high levels of good cholesterol to get a better understanding of the protein.