• Very high HDL raises risk for MI, death

    19 days ago - By Healio

    MUNICH - In a new study, patients with HDL levels greater than 60 mg/dL had a nearly 50% increased risk for all-cause mortality, CV mortality and MI compared with HDL levels of 41 to 60 mg/dL.
    These findings challenge the conventional wisdom that higher HDL levels are beneficial for CV health, Marc Allard-Ratick, MD, of Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, said during a press conference at the European Society for Cardiology Congress.
    “While we know that HDL cholesterol has been termed the ‘good' cholesterol for many generations, it may be time to start
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