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Difference between Good Cholesterol and Bad Cholesterol

Jul 30, 2014 10:29AM
Question: What is the difference between good cholesterol and bad cholesterol?

Stroke & Heart Disease Expert,  Dr. Perry Frankel
Good cholesterol  is the happy HDL (high-density lipoprotein). It takes fat out of body. LDL (low-density lipoprotein) is the lousy one and paints plaque on the arteries. You want to keep the LDL high and the HDL low. Weight loss, no smoking and exercise will help accomplish this.

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