At the most basic level, what we've come to call "bad" cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), is the repair material that is taken to damaged areas. An increase in LDL indicates that there's damage. The "good" cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), is the material being removed, which indicates that the repair work is no longer needed. In truth, neither LDL nor HDL is good or bad. Both are important and appropriate responses.
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