The American and Irish scientists conducting the study were at a loss as to why this happened. But as usual, we natural researchers understand it better.
Prostate cancer is ranked on a scale called the Gleason scale. If your prostate tissue looks like normal tissue, it is ranked as one, and if it looks extremely abnormal, it is ranked as five.
After performing biopsies from different parts of the prostate, the doctor adds those scores together for a Gleason score of, for example, “4 + 3 = 7”.
A score of below six is normal, six is low-grade and not terribly serious, seven is moderately cancerous, and eight to ten is high-grade and therefore very serious.
The new study analyzed the medical information of 4,974 men collected by a previous study called REDUCE.
The men in the REDUCE study had their cholesterol tested right at the beginning. They were also given biopsies after two years and after four years.
Interestingly, it wasn’t raising the LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) that increased the cancer risk but raising the high HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol).
In this study, each additional 10 milligrams of cholesterol per deciliter of blood (10 mg/dl) increased the men’s high-grade cancer risk by 5%, while every 10 mg/dl increase in their HDL cholesterol spiked this risk by 14%.
Like other studies, this again suggests that you should not try to aim for high HDL cholesterol artificially using medications. Instead, try to balance your cholesterol diet with good food and lifestyle changes.
Watch this Video – HDL Cholesterol & Heart Disease Risk
This post is from the Oxidized Cholesterol Strategy Program created by Scott Davis. He once suffered from High Cholesterol so much that he even had a severe heart attack. This is what essentially led him to finding healthier alternatives to conventional medication.
The program is highly focused on eliminating one simple ingredient you consume every single day, an ingredient you had no idea you were even putting it your body. What’s scary is that this ingredient isn’t even listed on the label of many common food choices. It’s terrifying stuff! So, this system starts you off with valuable information about this one simple ingredient, what it’s doing to your body and what you can do about it. But it doesn’t end there.
The Oxidized Cholesterol Strategy goes on to teach you a wide range of diet, fitness, lifestyle, exercise, sleep and eating tips that will help you maximize your results. More importantly, these tips will help completely clean out any plaque build-up in your arteries.
To find out more about this program, go to How to Maintain Healthy Cholesterol Level.
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