- Each 10 mg/dL increase in HDL levels reduced cancer risk by 36%.
- The risk of developing any type of cancer during follow-up decreased as a person's baseline HDL cholesterol levels rose.
- "Our most effective HDL-raising drug that's currently available is niacin," -- Niacin is a B-vitamin, but given in mega-doses. People can increase their HDL levels by exercising, eating well, maintaining a healthy weight, drinking moderately, keeping their weight under control, and not smoking.
High 'good' cholesterol tied to lower cancer risk
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - High levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol - a.k.a. "good cholesterol" -- may be linked to lower risks of cancer as well as heart attacks, new research suggests.