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High “bad” cholesterol may raise heart risks all by itself

Research we’re watching Having high levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol may put you at higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease — even you are otherwise considered at low risk. A study published online August 16 by the journal Circulation came to this conclusion by looking at data from more than 36,000 patients who had no history of cardiovascular disease or diabetes and were classified as low risk for developing cardiovascular disease over…

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