Is cholesterol good or bad? Inflammation, stress and sugar are bad if too much or chronic. Cholesterol is really a mixed bag of several lipoproteins. If you damage your cholesterol with oxidation or glycation, then it becomes harmful to you. A few lipoproteins are more ominous. Total cholesterol is the worst indicator because the question to ask is what type of lipoproteins, are what is there condition. Also are they transporting fats effectively.
Thnkfully, there are labs offering testing to answer better questions. You also need to know if inflammation and plaqueing are underway. Ask for a better test and don't let your doctor simply treat your cholesterol number to lower below 200. if all you have is a simple lipid panel, use triglycerides and HDL to determine your risk. Join me and we will discuss all this and more.
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