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Should I focus on raising HDL cholesterol or lowering LDL cholesterol?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
More and more evidence is showing that reducing arterial clogs is correlated with raising your amount of HDL "good" cholesterol to thwart the clot-triggering process. By raising your HDL, you increase the amount of healthy cholesterol that's available to clear away the lousy cholesterol.

Fortunately, there are many things you can do to increase your HDL cholesterol.
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