RAISING low HDL cholesterol prevents MI and stroke
A large VA study now shows that RAISING low HDL cholesterol prevents MI and stroke.
About 30% of coronary heart disease patients have normal LDL...but low HDL. An HDL < 35 mg/dL is considered a risk factor for CHD.
New research shows that using gemfibrozil in these patients reduces the risk of death...MI...and stroke about 20%.