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'Good cholesterol' may not always be good

20:00 EDT 18 Jul 2018 | AAAS

(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Postmenopausal factors may have an impact on the heart-protective qualities of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) -- also known as 'good cholesterol.' The findings bring into question the current use of total HDL cholesterol to predict heart disease risk.

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