Cholesterol is interrupted by the formation of acids, which is responsible for fat, making it a vital substance for the body. It also enables the formation of hormones. However, when cholesterol levels are too high, they put our health at risk, especially cardiovascular health.
On the one hand, the so-called "good" (HDL) cholesterol, which is being erased in the liver, is on the other hand and the "bad" (LDL), and if It is detected at a high level, it leads to accumulation in Arteries increasing the risk of coronary heart disease.
Until recently, the overall belief was that having high levels of HDL avoided the risk of coronary heart disease. But new studies show that having too high HDL levels (above 60 mg / dL) is not good for health.
Recent research, published in the European Heart Journal and reproduced by Quo, ensures that high levels of HDL cholesterol can increase the risk of infectious diseases, such as gastroentitis or pneumonia.
That is why it highlights the need to move forward when investigating "good" cholesterol, not only in relation to the risk of heart disease (up to now the general wavelength), but also in other pathologies such as infectious diseases.