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Early Evidence Shows "Good" Cholesterol Could Combat Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, St. George's University of London Study


3/7/2013 7:36:44 AM

New research provides early evidence that 'good' cholesterol may possess anti-aneurysm forming properties. In laboratory-based investigations, scientists found that increased levels of high-density lipoproteins (HDL), the so-called good cholesterol, blocked the development of aneurysms -- dangerous 'ballooning' in the wall of a blood vessel -- in the body's largest artery, the aorta.

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