Good cholesterol may also increase your risk of heart attack, according to this study

We have often heard about good cholesterol and how it can protect our heart health. However, a study led by a team of researchers has now demonstrated that not all good cholesterol is healthy.

The study led by the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) in Spain was published in the journal Metabolism, Clinical and Experimental.

Although drugs that lower bad cholesterol reduce cardiovascular risk, those that raise good cholesterol have not proven effective in reducing the risk of heart disease.

This paradox has called into question the relationship between good cholesterol and cardiovascular risk, and researchers are

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Growing your own food does not increase food security

Dear Editor,

A few days ago I saw a news clip about the resurgence of a plague of locusts in Somalia, in East Africa. A Somali farmer was lamenting the fact that his family faced starvation, as he led the reporter around his fields, where he normally provided all the food his family needed. The locusts had stripped the land bare of vegetation: crops lay dying in the fields and there was no food for the animals. Without urgent food aid, famine threatens his family, the community and that entire region.

This is a stark reminder of the fact that

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Prospects of success increase with larger case volumes

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In a series of commissions awarded by the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) to the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG), the question is whether for certain surgical procedures, a correlation can be shown between the volume of services provided per hospital and the quality of treatment results. IQWiG’s rapid report on heart transplantations is now available.

According to the findings, a positive correlation can be inferred between the volume of services and the quality of treatment results for heart transplantations in adults: In hospitals with larger case volumes, fewer of the transplanted patients

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