High Good Cholesterol Linked to Long Life in Men

Men who live to the age of 85 and beyond tend to have high levels of good (HDL) cholesterol when they are in their 60’s.  In fact, Researchers found that men with the highest HDL cholesterol were 28 percent less likely to die before they reached 85.

This adds to the evidence that HDL is important for a long life.  HDL can reduce the risks of heart disease and stroke.

Reuters reports:

“Low levels of HDL, less than 40 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) of blood for men, are known to increase the risk of heart disease, according to the heart association ... [F]or each ten mg/dL increase of HDL, the men were 14 percent less likely to have died by 85.”

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