The good cholesterol or high density lipoprotein (HDL) has been linked to premature death if found in high levels in the body. Too low and too high are associated with an increased risk of death, you must keep intermediate levels of HDL and LDL cholesterol also control to prevent premature mortality.
Commonly praised as “good” cholesterol, high density lipoprotein (HDL) has been investigated to relate to the risk of premature death if found in high levels in the body. The epidemiological study of the University of Washington School of Medicine in St. Louis Health System and Veterans Affairs San Luis was published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, on August 11, 2016.
A study of more than 1.7 million veterans Male
lead author, Ziyad al-Aly, MD, said, “it was once thought that raises levels of good cholesterol were beneficial. the relationship between increased HDL cholesterol levels and early death is unexpected and is not yet fully clear. This will require further study. “
Although HDL cholesterol helps rule lipoprotein (LDL) low density the capacity plate also known as “bad cholesterol” arteries “, the results surprised” the researchers said. LDL cholesterol is already linked to heart disease, heart attack, stroke and other life-threatening diseases, but according to HDL cholesterol as the mortal was difficult to understand. Moreover, the researchers noted that the relationship between HDL cholesterol and premature death are not reported in other large-scale studies.
However, that does not negate entirely the possibility of risk of premature death in people with high levels of HDL cholesterol. “The findings may explain why clinical trials aimed at increasing HDL cholesterol levels showed no better results.”
risk of premature mortality with low levels of HDL cholesterol
A kidney disease patients concerned to have low levels of HDL cholesterol is observed frequent basis. This clearly shows the relationship between early death and low HDL cholesterol, researchers say. “Too low and too high are associated with an increased risk of death.”
towards its conclusion, the study revealed an important finding about “shaped curve U”, showing the risk of early death with low and high levels of HDL cholesterol, that is, at both ends spectrum.
Now it is clear that could be at risk from both ends, you must keep intermediate levels of good cholesterol, not only to avoid premature mortality, but also seek greater longevity. However, it is also important to manage LDL cholesterol, which is equally harmful to your health.