A recent study including more than 520,000 Europeans, and published in the journal “Gut” shows that high HDL (“good cholesterol”) drastically decreases the risk of bowel cancer. A simple rise of only 16.6 mg/dl in HDL reduced bowel cancer risk 22%.

Although the study didn’t check other types of cancer, the results indicate cholesterol may affect other types as well. This shows how important it is to lower “bad cholesterol” and raise “good cholesterol”.

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