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MCE: Not all good cholesterol is healthy!
MCE: Not all good cholesterol is healthy! Its health may be related to the particle size of cholesterol!
Because cholesterol deposited in the arteries can be moved to the liver for elimination, HDL cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein cholesterol) or good cholesterol is often associated with a reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease in the population, which is related to the so-called bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol, low Density lipoprotein cholesterol) forms a sharp contrast. LDL cholesterol promotes the accumulation of cholesterol in the arteries and increases the body’s risk of cardiovascular disease;
Although drugs that lower LDL cholesterol can reduce the risk of individuals suffering from cardiovascular disease, drugs that increase good cholesterol may not be able to effectively reduce the risk of individuals suffering from heart disease. This paradox makes people think about good cholesterol and cardiovascular disease in the body. The relationship between risks has raised certain questions, and researchers are currently studying the properties of these beneficial cholesterols.
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Recently, in a research report published in the international journal Metabolism, Clinical and Experimental, scientists from Spain’s IMIM Institute and other institutions found through research that not all good cholesterol is healthy;
In the article, the researchers analyzed the genetic characteristics of determining the size of beneficial cholesterol particles, and then studied its relationship with the risk of myocardial infarction in the body. The results showed that the genetic characteristics associated with the production of larger size beneficial cholesterol particles may be directly related to the heart. An increased risk of attack is associated, and at the same time, features associated with small-sized good cholesterol particles may be associated with a lower risk of heart attack.
Researcher Dr. Robert Elosua said that there is a positive causal relationship between the size of HDL particles and the risk of heart attack. Therefore, although we must increase the level of good cholesterol in the blood, it must be a smaller size of good cholesterol. .
Beneficial cholesterol particles can often effectively transfer cholesterol to the liver so that it can be broken down and eliminated. If we need to do something related to good cholesterol, it is to increase the level of good cholesterol in small particles, which may be able to make full use of Function to eliminate cholesterol, and can really transfer it to the liver for decomposition, but does not allow it to accumulate in the arteries and increase the body’s risk of cardiovascular disease.
Finally, the researchers said that scientists have not yet developed drugs to increase the level of beneficial cholesterol and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. The research in this article may provide a new type of potential therapeutic target for the field of cardiovascular disease research, including Multiple genes related to the qualitative aspects of high-density lipoprotein particles may be expected to help effectively prevent the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases in the population.
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