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Doctor insights on: Bad Cholesterol And Good Cholesterol Ratio

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What does bad cholesterol and good cholesterol indicate?

What does bad cholesterol and good cholesterol indicate?

Risk of heart: Disease. Hdl should be higher than 40, LDL should be less than 130, and triglycerides below 150. See this site for more info. http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/diagnostics-testing/laboratory-tests/lipid-blood-tests.aspx. ...Read more

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Bad Cholesterol (Definition)

Cholesterol is a very specific fat molecule made by every animal cell on the planet, part of every animal cell membrane, enables membrane flexibility, cells to change shape, animals to move. Look it up ("cholesterol molecule" works best) on google images. Additionally, for most people hi-chol foods ↓ measured LDL particles while low-chol foods ↑ldl ; drive artery ...Read more


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Is HDL cholesterol the good cholesterol?

Is HDL cholesterol the good cholesterol?

Yes: Yes. Hdl-c is good. Ldl-c is bad cholesterol. Triglycerides are little fats in the blood, which are also bad. ...Read more

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What is good LDL and hdl?

What is good LDL and hdl?

Low LDL, high HDL: Lowest LDL ('lousy') cholesterol and highest HDL ('healthy') cholesterol are the best to have. A LDL as low as 60-70 mg/dl and a HDL higher than 50-60 mg/dl are ideal. ...Read more

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How to decrease bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol?

How to decrease bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol?

Foods: Jerusalem artichokes and dandelion root tea contain inulin. They help to increase good (HDL) cholesterol & to lower total cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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Tryglicerides and hdl are good but ldl is high. Advice?

Tryglicerides and hdl  are good but ldl is high.  Advice?

More info please: Depends on how high your LDL is. Also depends on your risk factors and your diet. LDL can be lowered by increasing your omega fatty acid, by increasing your exercise and possibly by decreasing your carbohydrate intake. If you have low risk factors then there wouldn't be much cause for concern. ...Read more

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Does low cholesterol prevent atherosclerosis? If I have good cholesterol, meaning high good cholesterol and low bad cholesterol, will that prevent atherosclerosis?

Does low cholesterol prevent atherosclerosis? If I have good cholesterol, meaning high good cholesterol and low bad cholesterol, will that prevent atherosclerosis?

Possibly: Atherosclerosis is caused by a variety of factors, of which cholesterol and triglycerides are two major components. Therefore, if you have low total cholesterol and an appropriate balance between LDL and hdl, you should reduce your risk substantially. But, you may still have development of atherosclerosis later in life. Still, here less is more :). ...Read more

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What are good cholestrol and bad cholestrol .

What are good cholestrol and bad cholestrol .

HDL & LDL: Good cholesterol is a term that is used for high density lipoproteins. Bad cholesterol describes low density lipoproteins. ...Read more

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What are good levels of HDL cholesterol?

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Higher the better: Epidemiologically, the higher the hdl-c, the better, with notably reduced risk with hdl-c in excess of 60 mg/dl. The problem is that this is often genetically and gender dependent, & there is scant evidence that raising hdl-c per se (independent of triglycerides and ldl-c) by drugs will change clinical outcomes. We have new agents in trials that significantly raise hdl-c & may improve outcomes. ...Read more

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Why is low HDL cholesterol bad for you?

Complicated: The conventional wisdom is that HDL helps to remove cholesterol from your arteries and epidemiological studies clearly show that the lower the hdl, the higher the risk and vice versa but drugs that raise the HDL have had disappointing results making the conventional wisdom suspect. It may just be a marker for something else. Bottom line: we're not sure why but it is. ...Read more

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Red yeast good for lowering bad cholesterol?

Red yeast good for lowering bad cholesterol?

Needs testing: Red yeast rice may be appealing because it's "natural," but you need to be careful. Experts have not studied it extensively. The ideal dosing and long-term safety are unclear. It could be dangerous for some people. And because the ingredients of different brands of red yeast rice extract might vary so much, it's hard to make firm statements about its effectiveness or safety. ...Read more

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Total cholesterol is 211. Good cholesterol 85. Bad cholesterol 111. What can I do to get my bad cholesterol down?

Total cholesterol  is 211.  Good cholesterol 85. Bad cholesterol  111.   What can I do to get my bad cholesterol  down?

Might do you harm!: With a HDL of 85 i see no benefit to lowering your ldl. Low cholesterol can be as hazardous as high cholesterol. The role of cholesterol in heart disease is overestimated. See http://www.Sott.Net/article/242516-heart-surgeon-speaks-out-on-what-really-causes-heart-disease & http://www.Cbn.Com/cbnnews/healthscience/2012/october/cholesterol-myth-what-really-causes-heart-disease/. ...Read more

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How do we lower LDL cholesterol and improve HDL and haemoglobin count?

How do we lower LDL cholesterol and improve HDL and haemoglobin count?

Without knowing: Specifics of the reason your asking, lets start with the basics. Lifestyle modifications to include increase in exercise and healthy diet is key. If not controlled after a trial of this improvement, you doctor may prescribe medication depending on your family history. As far as hemoglobin, you will need further testing to find the reason why your count is low. Msg me if you have more ?'s. ...Read more

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Does using margarine lower HDL cholesterol?

Very indirectly: If it raises triglycerides, then it might lower HDL cholesterol a little but i don't think it's a significant effect. ...Read more

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