Scientists find 'good' cholesterol can still lead to heart attacks

Studies have suggested high levels of HDL lower the likelihood of heart attacks - and people have been encouraged to consume lots of “healthy” fats like olive oil, oily fish and nuts in order to raise it. It was a surprise when the research started to show this.” In 2018, scientists at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta looked at the link between HDL and risk of heart attack and death in 6,000 patients. Scientists from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) and Harvard Medical School, discovered that consuming omega-3 - the fatty acids present in fish - can regulate the body’s lipoproteins.