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What are the benefits of low cholesterol?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Steven Ajluni
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Vascular disease
Low cholesterol is beneficial in that it reduces long term vascular inflammation and injury which are the hallmarks of atherosclerosis that can lead to heart attacks, strokes, and peripheral arterial disease.

In brief: Vascular disease
Low cholesterol is beneficial in that it reduces long term vascular inflammation and injury which are the hallmarks of atherosclerosis that can lead to heart attacks, strokes, and peripheral arterial disease.
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Dr. Steven Ajluni
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Dr. James Underberg
Having Low Cholesterol does not mean, however that you cannot develop atherosclerosis or heart disease. Especially when the LDL cholesterol is low and the HDL is low and triglycerides are elevated there still may be risk involved. Other risk factors for heart disease , such as smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure can lead to the development of atherosclerosis even when cholesterol is low.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
In brief: LDL, not Cholesterol
Cholesterol is a fat molecule manufactured by every animal cell, a building block of each cell membrane (enables membrane fluidity/movement without tearing), is fundamental to the survival of every animal cell.
Lipoproteins (proteins which transport all fats in the water outside cells) is the correct issue for artery disease (e.g. Ldl ?700 nmol/l, HDL ?45 µmol/l). Cholesterol ?$, but misleading.

In brief: LDL, not Cholesterol
Cholesterol is a fat molecule manufactured by every animal cell, a building block of each cell membrane (enables membrane fluidity/movement without tearing), is fundamental to the survival of every animal cell.
Lipoproteins (proteins which transport all fats in the water outside cells) is the correct issue for artery disease (e.g. Ldl ?700 nmol/l, HDL ?45 µmol/l). Cholesterol ?$, but misleading.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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