Scientists discover 'ultra bad' LDL cholesterol

May 31, 2011 3:41:27 AM PDT
A new discovery could make the battle to fight high cholesterol even tougher.

Scientists say they've found an ultra-bad form of LDL cholesterol.

It's super sticky, making it more likely to attach to artery walls and form fatty plaques.

This ultra-bad cholesterol seems to contribute to heart disease in diabetics and seniors.

Researchers say the next challenge is to find new treatments for this type of cholesterol.