November 18, 2009

New Information Indicates Your HDL Level Is Very Important!

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , at 1:51 am by keepyourhearthealthy

Information presented at the American Heart Association 2009 Scientific Session in Orlando showed that heart disease patients and their cardiologists need to pay more attention to HDL levels. A majority of heart disease patients are taking a statin drug like Lipitor, Zocor or Crestor to LOWER their LDL (bad cholesterol). This helps to significantly reduce the risk of recurrent heart attack. However, after reviewing multiple studies, researchers have found that your risk is still higher than it should be if your HDL levels are low. HDL is the good cholesterol which needs to be raised to a level higher than 40, or preferably 45. This new information showed that with every 10 point increase in HDL, your chances of a heart attack are lowered significantly.
The bottom line is that many people take a statin to lower their LDL but have a tendency to ignore their HDL. By adding Niaspan or niacin and exercising more the HDL can be brought up. This will make a world of difference in your future outcome!

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