Can cholesterol and oxidized LDL affect your joint cartilage?

Can cholesterol and oxidized LDL affect your joint cartilage?

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  Oxidized LDL (low density lipoprotein) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. How can a cardiovascular risk factor affect joint cartilage? The following study included 203 patients and 194 controls (Erturk C, et al., 21017). Plasma concentrations of oxidized LDL and oxidative stress markers were measured.    ...
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1 risk factor for cardiovascular disease you can easily control.

1 risk factor for cardiovascular disease you can easily control.

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxidized LDL) plays an important role in atherosclerosis by promoting inflammation and the deposits of lipids in the arterial wall (Trpkovic A, et al., 2014). LDL is especially harmful when it gets oxidized. Glutathione is a very effective antioxidant the body is producing, but we produce...
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This substance is extremely important for the immune system.

This substance is extremely important for the immune system.

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
Adequate levels of glutathione are essential for optimal functioning of the immune system in general and especially T cell activation (Morris G, et al., 2014). T cells are immune cells that are programmed to recognize an antigen (foreign particle). Glutathione is also very important for the brain as an antioxidant,...
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