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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 anyone know of a good diet for lowering cholesterol, triglycerides?

Does anyone know of a good diet for lowering cholesterol, triglycerides?

Low fat diet: Focus on a low fat diet. Avoid saturated and transfat. Avoid food choices where greater than 30% of the calories are from fat. High fiber is helpful. The mediterranean is highly regarded. ...Read more

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What are good cholesterol levels?

What are good cholesterol levels?

LDl50TRI: Ldl less than 100 hdl more than 50 triglycerides less than 150. ...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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Is mustard oil good for lowering cholesterol levels?

Is mustard oil good for lowering cholesterol levels?

Mustard oil: There is no good scientific evidence that mustard oil has ANY beneficial effects. There are toxic effects in high dose to the heart. ...Read more

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What are good low cholesterol diets?

TLC diet: Therapeutic lifestyle changes (TLC) diet is an excellent and recommended diet for patients with high cholesterol. Follow the link below for more detail: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/public/heart/chol/chol_tlc.Pdf talk to your doctor or a registered dietician for more individualized help. ...Read more

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Niacin good for lowering high cholesterol. And is it safe?

Niacin good for lowering high cholesterol. And is it safe?

Safe: But it is no good for lowering bad cholesterol. It may improve (a little) the good cholesterol and the best effect is on triglycerides. BUT, newer studies show NO benefits in mortality rates or frequency of heart attacks or strokes. Indication of Niacin has become more questionable since you may improve "numbers" but you do NOT improve outcomes ...Read more

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My lipid profile cholesterol total 187, LDL 122, HDL 36, ratio cholesterol total/ cholesterol HDL 5.19. Trigliserida 83.Should I take atorvastatin?.

My lipid profile cholesterol total 187, LDL 122, HDL 36, ratio cholesterol total/ cholesterol HDL 5.19. Trigliserida 83.Should I take atorvastatin?.

Need more info/data: Before advising, we need more information to determine your risk for a heart attack. Other factors to consider are your age, gender, blood pressure, family health history, whether you've smoked, and your complete history and physical examination. For starters, you should consult your physician about a program to initiate total life style changes. You may need drug therapy too. See your doctor. ...Read more

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