The Idea That "Good" Cholesterol Helps Your Heart Might Be All Wrong, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences Study

Published: Nov 02, 2016

"Good" cholesterol might be in for a name change.

Raising HDL, widely known as good cholesterol, for years has been thought to protect against heart attack and stroke. But a big new study published Monday found little evidence it does.

The finding upends the advice doctors have been giving millions of patients — and helps explain why the drug industry has failed time and again, despite billions in investment, to develop a drug that cuts deaths from heart disease by boosting HDL levels.

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