Lifespan Nutrition

Bill Sardi Health Blog

  • HDL “good” cholesterol not so good

    The advice has been to raise levels of HLD cholesterol (high density lipoproteins) which has been considered “reverse cholesterol” that returns cholesterol from arteries to the liver where it was first made.  But newly published science shows more “good” cholesterol is not always better.  [BBC News 2016]  A rise in HDL cholesterol may increase risk for coronary artery heart disease. [Science March 2016]  You are still going to be looking at lab reports that suggest higher HDL levels are beneficial.  It takes a long time to change things.