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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
28 years experience Cardiology
Yes: HDL greater than 45 mg/dl is normal. The higher , the better as this is the "good cholesterol" and for every 1 mg/dl increase in value your risk of an ... Read More
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Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Good HDL.: That's a good HDL value. Cardio-protective. Keep it up with cardiovascular exercise, fish oil supplements or fish-rich diet.

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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It's good: Hdl is the "good" cholesterol and may be more important than ldl. If your HDL is high, you are at lower risk for heart disease.
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
HDL NOT Cholesterol: Hdl is a complex particle which carries fat molecules, not just cholesterol. Hdl particle concentrations are measured in µmol/l. Large HDL particles a ... Read More
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Dr. James Underberg
34 years experience Internal Medicine
HDL is not HDLc: High HDL probably refers to hdl-c which means HDL cholesterol. While having high HDL c levels is good for groups of patients, we are not sure what it ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Can be too high: HDL higher than about 75 in men and 95 in women is not beneficial. You may visit this for more info: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/29/well/live/can- ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
High HDL: Is a good thing, that is the good cholesterol. Usually when people have high cholesterol, it is the ldl's that unfortunately are high.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Hdl/ldl: Its better to have a high HDL with a high LDL but we can't say that a high HDL outweighs a high ldl, it still pays to lower the ldl.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
No: No, it's protective.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
19 years experience Family Medicine
Good: Hdl is the good cholesterol and having a high level of it will stand against the effects of the bad cholesterol called ldl, so having a high HDL can h ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
No: Hdl (high-density lipoprotein) is actually not a cholesterol product at all, but a protein that carries cholesterol away from blood vessels. There ar ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
The good kind.: LDL and triglycerides contribute to arterial plaque formation while HDL breaks down arterial plaques. HDL is the healthy cholesterol, so a high HDL i ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
Pretty good?: If you would like to remain off cholesterol medication, your diet needs to be better than just pretty good. Strict low fat with minimal carb, high fi ... Read More
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