Saturday, October 24, 2009

Heart disease warning over cholesterol found in junk food

Food manufacturers also introduce oxycholesterol to improve the texture, taste and stability of processed foods.
The new research indicates that eating foods high in the substance gives an extra boost to blood cholesterol levels and is more likely to damage arteries than ordinary cholesterol.
Most cholesterol health warnings involve low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or "bad" cholesterol, which helps form hard deposits in the arteries called atherosclerotic plaques.
In addition there is high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or "good" cholesterol, which is healthy for the heart.

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