“Good HDL-Cholesterol Not So Good After All”
We have been brain washed into believing that we should keep levels of the “bad” cholesterol in check, while “good” cholesterol should be high in order to protect against heart disease and other cardiovascular conditions. But, new research is showing that “good” cholesterol is not s good at preventing heart disease, which includes heart attacks and strokes. Despite advertisements to the contrary, the precise interplay between the ‘good’ and the ‘bad’ kinds of cholesterol, as well as their impact on heart disease, have yet to be unraveled or scientifically proven. We have been told by the American Heart Association that high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is “good” cholesterol and that we should expect that higher levels are better for our cardiovascular health. However, a new study at the University of Oxford, Peking University explored the health effects of CETP genetic variants, in 150,000 Chinese adults enrolled into the China Kadoorie Biobank (CKB).