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8 Ways to Raise HDL Cholesterol

October 13, 2017

From the everyday Health website

You’ve probably heard of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol — the good and the bad, respectively. But did you know there are effective ways you can raise HDL cholesterol levels and protect your heart health?

HDL cholesterol carries excess cholesterol to your liver so it doesn’t build up in your bloodstream. But when LDL cholesterol moves cholesterol throughout your body, it can build up in the walls of the arteries, making them hard and narrow. If you have too little HDL cholesterol and too much LDL, you may be diagnosed with high cholesterol, a condition that can lead to atherosclerosis, angina (often experienced as chest pain), heart attack, and stroke.

Read on to find ways to boost HDL cholesterol — and the evidence behind them.

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