Little known type of cholesterol may pose the greatest heart disease risk

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 08:56 in Health & Medicine

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2009 -- Health-conscious people know that high levels of total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol (the so-called "bad" cholesterol) can increase the risk of heart attacks. Now scientists are reporting that another form of cholesterol called oxycholesterol -- virtually unknown to the public -- may be the most serious cardiovascular health threat of all.

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