Sentence Examples

  • Cardiovascular benefits of consuming more omega-3's include lowered blood pressure and improved ratio of the so-called "good" HDL cholesterol to "bad" LDL cholesterol, while simultaneously lowering overall blood cholesterol readings.
  • Cholesterol buildup in the arteries often precedes cardiovascular problems, and doctors often recommend that patients reduce their cholesterol or improve the ratio of so-called "good" HDL cholesterol to "bad" LDL cholesterol.
  • One study even showed that the active ingredient, silymarin, was as effective as the cholesterol-lowering drug Probucol, while coming with the added benefit of significantly increasing HDL (good) cholesterol.
  • The American Heart Association says that total cholesterol should be under 200, LDL should ideally be under 100, and the higher the better is good for HDL, though most people fall in the 40 to 60 range.
  • Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) - known as the 'bad' cholesterol, this one does the opposite of the HDL and takes cholesterol from the liver and deposits it in the arteries causing a narrowing over time.