HDL: Can You Have Too Much of a Good Thing?

In the beginning, there was cholesterol. And it was all bad. Then research suggested that there were two types of cholesterol: high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL). LDL was dubbed “bad” cholesterol; having high LDL levels is predictive of higher risk of cardiovascular disease. HDL, on the other hand, was called the “good” cholesterol,…

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