Good Cholesterol Reduces Risk of Colon Cancer

High levels of “good” cholesterol can lower the risk of development of colon cancer .
Should further studies substantiate this finding, those with low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol ought to be advised to alter their diet to reduce their susceptibility to colon cancer .
Omitting “bad” (LDL) cholesterol and increasing “good” (HDL) cholesterol already are known to decrease the risk of heart disease .
The researchers compared 1,238 people with colorectal cancer with 1,238 healthy people. Of the cancer patients, 779 had colon cancer and 459 had rectal cancer.
The researchers considered the impact of diet on cancer across ten countries.
The researchers discovered that the highest levels of HDL cholesterol as well as another blood fat called Apo lipoprotein A had the slightest chance of developing colon cancer. However, there was little impact on rectal cancer.

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