Oxidized LDL might actually be ‘good guy’

4 septiembre 2014

A team of investigators has made a thought-provoking discovery about a type of cholesterol previously believed to be a ‘bad guy’ in the development of heart disease and other conditions. «Based on our analysis, we were surprised to find that, instead of increasing the amount of cholesterol uptake and accumulation in the macrophage foam cells, mildly oxidized LDL almost completely prevents increases in cholesterol,» a researcher said.