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How come cholesterol can be good ?

Every one says that cholesterol is bad. I read in a news paper that there is good cholesterol also and there is a bad cholesterol also. Is it true. How can cholesterol can be good. It is bad and causes various health issues
Tue, 12 Oct 2010
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yes there is good cholesterol and bad cholesterol.  my doctor explained to me. i have cholesterol from last 5 years, it is in control now. HDL is good cholesterol, it protects heart against heart attack. LDL is bad cholesterol as it forms something called plaques, which block the heart and brain blood supply. there is also something called trigliseride whcih make to gain weight and increase total cholesterol levle.

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Good is HDl and bad is LDL. please dont expect more from me. because i dont know the reason why its called good and bad. any one can explain me.
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Good is HDl and bad is LDL. please dont expect more from me. because i dont know the reason why its called good and bad. any one can explain me.
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Hello,

I recommend you read the following article about high cholesterol:
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yes i do agree with u...HDL is good for heart and LDL IS BAD..so we should maintain low LDL CHOLESTERAL concentration
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yes i do agree with u...HDL is good for heart and LDL IS BAD..so we should maintain low LDL CHOLESTERAL concentration
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