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How to Increase "Good" CholesterolModern medicine has developed several safe, effective drugs that help people lower their risk of cardiovascular disease by lowering their levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) — "bad" cholesterol.
With all the public emphasis on lowering bad cholesterol, it is easy to forget that high-density lipoprotein (HDL) — "good" cholesterol — is important, too. Higher levels of HDL are associated with lower risk of heart attack or stroke.
The good news is that you may not need a prescription drug to raise your HDL. According to the June 2008 issue of Harvard Women's Health Watch, for most people, simple lifestyle changes can do the trick.
Harvard Women's Health Watch offers five key things anyone can do to bring up HDL levels.
June 12, 2008
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