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what are good bad ldl levels and what does it mean

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Conversion: In the usa, we don't tend to use system internationale units so i converted yours: HDL 39, LDL 100, tg: 70 - milligrams per deciliter. Your HDL is a t ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
42 years experience Preventive Medicine
Less than 100 mg/dL: Is considered optimal. For someone with diabetes or cardiovascular disease, a level of under 70 is considered better. With ldl, it seems that the lowe ... Read More
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Dr. William Cromwell
33 years experience Clinical Lipidology
Depends on Particles: Ldl can be estimated by cholesterol (ldl-c) or measured by particle number (apob or NMR ldl-p). However, ldl-c and ldl-p do not equally predict cardio ... Read More
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
LDL Not Cholesterol: Cholesterol, a fat made by all our cells & ~30% of fat molecules of all our cell membranes, has never been the correct issue. It was promoted because ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Triglycerides: Is an acute reactant and a reactant to alcohol which is a product of ketoacidosis. When you take triglyceride level after drinking spree, it goes high ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
LDL : A level of 88 is good for most people. For those with atherosclerotic disease we aim for 80 or below.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
LDL level: Ldl target levels: less than 70 for people at high risk for heart disease less than 100 for people at risk for heart disease 100-129 - near ideal.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Good question: Hi. Not many people with lipid profiles like that have been studied, so no absolute answers. However, your HDL would generally be considered protectiv ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
45 years experience Internal Medicine
HDL is Good: Hdl or high density lipoprotein and LDL or low density lipoprotein are particles that are important in cholesterol metabolism. Hdl is the "good" part ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
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Nothing: Remember the numbers you get are just about 1 of 10 things you need to do to have a long life. Lower all your risk factors to 1 and you will be ok. Yo ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Depends: It depends on the big picture. If you're healthy, non-smoker, non-diabetic, normal BP, active, and don't have an unusually worrisome family history, a ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Cromwell
33 years experience Clinical Lipidology
Individual Values: Cardiovascular (cvd) risk is related to the number of LDL particles (ldl-p) and the number of HDL particles (hdl-p). When ldl-p is high or hdl-p is lo ... Read More
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