Time Magazine Contents PageVol. 132 No. 24 DECEMBER 12, 1988

Vol. 132 No. 24 DECEMBER 12, 1988


COVER: The encouraging news is that HDL, the "good" cholesterol, may be your best ally in fighting heart disease

There is strong evidence that this component of the body' s total cholesterol count helps keep the arteries clear of deadly plaque by vacuuming up LDL, the "bad" cholesterol. -- How can you raise your level of the "good" while lowering the "bad"? The basic approach is to cut down on cholesterol and saturated fats in your diet and get regular aerobic exercise. See MEDICINE


NATION: Leaving his troubles behind, Gorbachev jets into New York to meet with Reagan, Bush...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!