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A new study in the journal Gut shows that people with high levels of high-density lipoproteins — "good" cholesterol — have less of a chance of developing bowel cancer, says The Guardian. The HDL cholesterol "collects" excess bad LDL cholesterol in the blood and takes it to the liver, where it is broken down.

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