According to recent diabetes research, HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) may be less effective amongst people with diabetes . However, diabetics that take niacin could potentially restore the heart-protective benefits, researchers claimed.
High-density lipoprotein lowers heart risks as it clears the body of low-density lipoprotein. This moves the bad cholesterol away from the arteries and returns it to the liver for processing. HDL is also thought to help with cell healing and the repair of cells.
Researchers at the University Hospital Zurich and the Medical School of Hannover in Germany found that type 2 diabetes lessens the protective influence of HDL.

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