A study in 23,876 adults showed that a higher protein intake was linked to a lower body mass index, higher “good” HDL cholesterol and a smaller waist circumference, which is a marker of visceral fat.

A significant finding because HDL cholesterol removes other forms of cholesterol such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol from your bloodstream.

As Mayo Clinic explains, high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) can eventually build up within the walls of your blood vessels and narrow the passageways.

“Sometimes a clot can form and get stuck in the narrowed space, causing a heart attack or stroke,” added the health body.



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