• Luciano Cominacini
  • Ulisse Garbin
  • Anna Davoli
  • Beatrice Cenci
  • Ottavio Bosello


The relations between elevated cholesterol concentration and coronary heart disease is known to physicians as the lipid hypothesis. This theory breaks cholesterol into two components: low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad” cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or “good” cholesterol. LDL usually deposits cholesterol on the inner walls of the arteries, whereas HDL works in the opposite manner. Therefore, a person who has a high total cholesterol and LDL level and a low level of HDL has an increased risk of developing coronary heart disease.


Coronary Heart Disease Dietary Fiber Plasma Lipid Mediterranean Diet Glycemic Index 
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