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. The researchers compared information from more than 1,200 people to make their determination, but add that "the mechanism behind this association needs further elucidation."
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