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My bad cholesterol is low, how do I increase it?

By Anonymous September 8, 2017 - 3:03pm
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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

We hear a lot about good and bad cholesterol.

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that exists in all the cells in your body. It is necessary for good health because it helps the body produce hormones along with vitamin D, and helps digest food.

The human body naturally produces all the cholesterol it needs. We also take in cholesterol through the foods we eat.

There are two basic types of cholesterol:

• LDL – low-density lipoproteins transport cholesterol that is considered to be “bad” cholesterol

• HDL – high-density lipoproteins carry cholesterol that is called “good” cholesterol.

Bad cholesterol should be fairly low. Is there a reason why you are trying to raise it? Are you experiencing symptoms?

September 8, 2017 - 3:27pm
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