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What helps regulate lipid metabolism: ldl or hdl?

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Dr. Nathan Ritter
Cardiology 25 years experience
HDL is the good: cholesterol. It transports cholesterol to the liver, where it is processed an eliminated via the intestines. High HDL levels generally help decrease a person's risk for heart disease. LDL cholesterol is also needed, however, the lowest amount needed is not known. Hope this helps. Visit CardioGauge.com for personalized education about your chol levels. Put in #s and it will tell u what it means.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2018

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