ApoA1 HDL

Hmm, could this be the cool codename for the newly redesigned space shuttle or is it just the new bold flavor for another A1 Steaksauce. Unfortunately, it’s neither. It belongs to the newly found dysfunctional protein in “good” cholesterol which is better known as High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL). That’s right, just when you thought you were treating your body right by straying away from all the “bad” cholesterol, LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein) researchers just found out that this ApoA1 or Apolipoprotein can go bad too now!

Seems like this should be an E! True Hollywood story: Later tonight don’t miss…When good Cholesterol goes Bad!

Well, since that will never happen, here’s my take: This protein starts off with good intentions but somehow manages to become oxidized and starts behaving badly. Very similar to a person drinking lots of alcohol – he/she can have all the good intentions in the world but manages to come out looking terrible and doing horrible things (sounds like someone recently in the news). In this case, once ApoA1 becomes dysfunctional, it starts promoting inflammation and then starts clogging up your arteries, yes, even though it had every intention on protecting you against any form of heart disease in the first place.

At least the experts have identified the problem and can now focus on figuring a way to reverse that effect…kind-of like how the authorities have identified a certain young Canadian celebrity & role model who’s gone “bad” and are now (hopefully) focusing on figuring a way to reverse that so-called “Bieber Fever” effect.

In the meantime, keep eating the good stuff i.e. oats, fish, olive oil, avocados and garlic and try not to consume too much butter, cheese, all fast foods and processed meats and get your cholesterol checked at least twice a year…oh, and try not to get too “caught up” in all the celebrity news either…it just might possibly lead to outrageous behavior!