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Raising HDL Levels May Not Lower Heart Attack Risk
Haylen_WebMD_Staff posted:
It is widely believed that raising "good" cholesterol levels lowers heart attack risk, but surprising new research finds evidence that this may not be the case. Click the link to read more:

Gene Study Questions Impact of Increasing 'Good' Cholesterol Levels

What do you think about this widely held belief being debunked?

bobby75703 responded:
Its not all uncommon for a widely held belief to later be dis-proven. It happens. Won't be the first time.
Raggaemon responded:
I find the whole subject confusing, even my cardiologist said that he and his mother have high HDL levels, yet he admits that it's unclear at this point whether or not people like him are better off.

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