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Meds to Increase HDL May Not Help


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Sorry but pill-popping may not help protect your heart.

For years, studies supported the idea that raising HDLs could protect your heart. Today, a new study suggests that raising HDLs through medicines may not benefit the heart.

"The study looked at the genes of about 170,000 individuals, looking for variations in DNA that earlier research shows naturally raise HDL levels in those who possess them. After looking for these 15 genetic variations - called single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) - in the participants, the researchers discovered none of these variations actually reduced their risks for having a heart attack, compared with people who didn't have the variations."

Do not give up on the exercising at least 20 minutes today. Get your heart rate up while you are still breathing normally.

Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_...y-not-protect-heart-after-all-study-suggests/