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Researchers Suggest That LDL Cholesterol’s Bad Reputation Is Unwarranted

May 11, 2011 by  

Researchers suggest that LDL cholesterol's bad reputation is unwarrantedReports of the differences between LDL and HDL cholesterol have caused consumers to become wary of so-called “bad” low-density lipoproteins, and embrace mono- and polyunsaturated sources of “good” high-density lipoproteins.

However, researchers at Texas A&M University are reminding individuals that moderation is always the best practice, especially since lack of LDL cholesterol can be harmful to the body.

While it’s true that LDL cholesterol is the type of fat that is responsible for clogging arteries, it has also been shown to help people build muscle and can send signals to the body when there is something wrong.

In a study of about 50 individuals in their 60s, researchers showed that the once-sedentary adults with higher levels of LDL cholesterol were more effective at building muscle when they engaged in a training program, compared to their counterparts who had lower levels of the “bad” fats.

“Everyone needs a certain amount of both LDL and HDL in their bodies. We need to change this idea of LDL always being the evil thing — we all need it, and we need it to do its job,” said lead researcher Steve Riechman.

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  • ph

    this has been a scam from the get go..big pharma concocted this bullshit research to sell their outragiously priced dope & they laid bushels of payola on the fda to get it done…as it says nobody would live without cholesterol. people need to take charge of their diet & their life & quit relying on the dope pushers to keep them hooked & unhealthy.

  • Vern Harris

    Most people have figured out that the HDL/LDL is another scam just like Al Gore’s global warming scam. The people that push this scam like to watch people being whip lashed from pillar to post because they want to control people. Control freeks love to do this. Just ignor all this hipe and start enjoying life.

    • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

      You could be right.

    • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

      we the people!

  • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

    ph,
    5 May 2011 … ScienceDaily (May 8, 2011) — The so-called “bad cholesterol” — low-density lipoprotein commonly called LDL — may not be so bad after all, …http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110505142730.htm

    •• LDL – the bad cholesterol – is not all
    I am having problems blogging.6

  • ONTIME

    The urge to find something to blame is contagious in all things that we humans work with. The body human is composed of vitamins, minnerals, elements, carbons, salts and mostly water all are necessary to make the organism balance and work properly, LDL and HDL are subesquently a major make up and one will not offend blood flow as much as the other but both are needed to keep the arterial walls in good repair, they should share a balance but the human diet varies as much as human metabloisim from person to person. Moderation in all things is still the best philosophy.

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Confoundme once but not twice

    ph, You said it ! I have always felt ” big pharma…and the drs. that push these drugs that Supposedly lower your cholestral levels …is for one purpose only. Their Bottom-line Pocket book ! Have you ”Cholestral- LOWering -users’ Noticed HOW ‘The docs never can seem to HIT on THE Right Amount for you to be ‘consuming ? BUT is always calling you in for ‘an Adjustment in dosage ?? They ( docs ) Get an office visit charge out of IT..(from Medicare, your SUP. INS..? HMO -Co- or straight out of your wallet with each and every VISIT thru their Office Door ! For this obvious reason only, It appears to be a big-time scam. ( How did So many Live to such RIPE old Ages ..Before we got Saturated with all this ” So-Helpful ” stuff They are tooting ? ) WE are being ‘brain-washed and brain dead from all this propaganda “big pharma and too many in the ‘health scam profession are so gung-ho to feed us. For Whos` benefit ? People, Start right now doing some research on What you are being dosed with. Wow. It appears I have merely wound up Saying about the same as YOU,ph ! Only thing is..YOU said it far better !

  • bob

    1 Question. Does anyone know of a Doctor who recorded Cholesterol as the cause of death on a death certificate?

    • granny mae

      LOL ! Good one, bob.

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