New form of cholesterol is found in elderly, patients with diabetes

05/26/2011 | Daily Mail (London), The

A British study in the journal Diabetes has found that the "ultra-bad" form of cholesterol, called MGmin-LDL, increases the risk of heart disease in elderly people and patients with type 2 diabetes. Experts said the newly discovered cholesterol type is stickier and has denser and smaller sugary molecules than lipoproteins, which worsens arterial plaque buildup leading to heart attack and stroke among high-risk patients.

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