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MarkDarrinMartin posted:
Hello,

My mother recently was hospitalized for a 99% blockage in her carotid artery. She had a stent put in and is on the mend.

Her cholesterol levels have always been considered 'good' and she is not on any cholesterol drugs.

Her doctor said that her HDL was thick and sticky, thus causing the blockage. I don't understand what that means.

I thought the HDL was responsible for helping remove cholesterol from the body, not add to the problem.

Can anyone enlighten me and does anyone know if this is something I should look out for?

Thanks for your time,

Mark
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iride6606 responded:
I think what you're talking about is MGmin-LDL which is a recently discovered super sticky LDL. This link will explain it to you.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110526204953.htm


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