'Good' cholesterol might help ward off colon cancer

March 8, 2011 2:41:06 PM PST
The anti-inflammatory properties of "good" cholesterol may help to ward off colon cancer.

The study in the journal Gut found people with the highest levels of HDL, or good cholesterol, and another blood fat called APOA had the lowest chance of developing colon cancer.

Researchers speculate that HDLs anti-inflammatory properties may explain the finding, but they say further research is needed to tease out the specific cause.