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Bad air may lower good cholesterol, increase heart disease

Bad air may lower good cholesterol, increase heart disease

Exposure to higher levels of air pollution may increase cardiovascular disease risk by lowering levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), commonly known as “good” cholesterol, reveals a study. Higher exposure to black carbon, a marker of traffic-related pollution, is significantly associated with a lower “good” cholesterol level, showed the findings published in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis,...

Natural ways to lower your cholesterol

Natural ways to lower your cholesterol

High cholesterol can be dangerous as it contributes to the risk of cardiovascular events, including heart attack and stroke. Hence, lowering cholesterol is highly advised. Sure, you can take statins to curb your levels, but for some people this is not enough to get healthy results. It’s important that even if you are on cholesterol-lowering...

‘Bad’ cholesterol linked to poorer cognitive performance

‘Bad’ cholesterol linked to poorer cognitive performance

Low-density lipoproteins, also known as “bad” cholesterol, have already been implicated in a number of negative health outcomes. A recent study investigates the role of cholesterol fluctuation in cognitive decline. Despite its bad name, cholesterol is essential to the normal functioning of the human body. Our cell membranes are composed of around 30 percent cholesterol....

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