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5 Myths about Cholesterol

New information may change what you think you know about HDL and LDL cholesterol and heart health.

A study published recently in The Lancet stated that high HDL might not directly protect against disease. This was noteworthy because high HDL cholesterol is often touted as protective against heart disease, while high LDL cholesterol is linked to higher rates of heart disease. So the news that this might not always be true begs the question: what other cholesterol myths are out there? Here are 5 myths about cholesterol.

—Kerri-Ann Jennings, M.S., R.D.

Next: Myth #1: Having High HDL (the "Good" Cholesterol) Directly Protects You Against Heart Disease »


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