Higher HDL Levels Lower Risk of CVD


When your physician orders a lipid profile, the lab analyses your blood for at least two kinds of cholesterol, the LDL and HDL–the good and the bad fractions. You were no doubt told to lower the one and raise the other, but does that really help you? A new McGill University study has concluded after an average of 8 years of follow-up that every 1% increase in HDL the risk for a coronary event was reduced by 2%. 

PositiveTip: Lower risk of coronary events by raising your HDL level. How? Regular physical activity is the most effective non-drug way of pushing it up!