HDL cholesterol protects the heart by moving low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or bad cholesterol, away from your arteries.
Good and bad cholesterol
Registered dietitian Shahzadi Devje of Toronto says these types of cholesterol are “good” and “bad” when we’re talking about cardiovascular risk, but it is not always clear-cut.
“We’re realizing that not all cholesterol is created equal and we must read beyond the numbers from a basic blood lipids test,” she says. “We commonly hear that a high level of LDL in your blood increases your risk of plaque formation inside your arteries, and this raises your risk of a heart attack. Conversely, the lower your LDL, the lower your risk of having a heart attack. This is a simplistic and incomplete picture.”
More at the source: https://globalnews.ca – July 24, 2018