‘Ultra-bad’ Cholesterol Found by Researchers
British researchers have discovered a new type of cholesterol which they consider ‘ultra-bad’. This LDL cholesterol was found in people who have a high risk of suffering heart disease.
The nefarious cholesterol is called MGmin-LDL. It is super-sticky, attaching itself to artery walls to create fatty plaques, increasing the risk of stroke and heart attacks.
The researchers are positive this discovery can explain why diabetics face a higher risk of suffering coronary heart disease. They also say this finding can help them develop more effective anti-cholesterol medications.
The study was funded by the British Heart Foundation at the University of Warwick. The findings were recently revealed online in Diabetes. This path-breaking research can significantly improve the treatment given to patients suffering from coronary heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
The researchers say their next task is to come up with treatments that effectively tackle the impact of this ‘ultra-bad’ cholesterol on people’s arteries.