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Ask an expert: Is the latest study on “good” cholesterol a game changer?

Q: “We’ve been told for years that raising HDL – the ‘good’ cholesterol – protects against heart disease. Now a large study published in The Lancet in May seems to cast doubt on this longstanding belief. Will this change the recommendations for those of us who are trying to minimize our heart risks?”

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Preventing Cardiac Risk: Cholesterol in the blood

Cholesterol is a waxy substance that can be found in all parts of your body. It aids in the production of cell membranes, some hormones, and vitamin D. The cholesterol in your blood comes from two sources: the foods you eat and your liver. However, your liver makes all of the cholesterol your body needs.

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Reducing Cardiac Risk: Components of food

If you are trying to make heart-healthy changes to your lifestyle and diet, it is helpful to know some basics about nutrition – starting with the components of food.

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American Heart Association Website

The American Heart Association website is a patient and care provider resource with information about heart disease, heart attack and stroke.