The World Health Organization estimates that 17 million people die annually from cardiovascular disease, the world’s most frequent cause of death. Ischemic heart disease is the most common cardiovascular disease, currently affecting about 150,000 adults in Denmark. Many studies have shown that having elevated levels of LDL (‘bad’) cholesterol and low levels of HDL (‘good’) cholesterol increase one’s risk of ischemic heart disease, the world’s leading cause of death. Now a study shows that ‘remnant (ugly) cholesterol’ increases one’s risk for the disease three-fold. Ischemic heart disease is characterized by a lack of oxygen supply to the heart muscles due […]Continue reading The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Cholesterol
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