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Dr. James Underberg
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Hdl Cholesterol (Overview)

Lipoprotein particles carry fat molecules: cholesterol, phospholipids ; triglycerides around the body in the water outside cells, including the blood. These particles vary in types of protein on the outer surface, ↓density ; ↑size (5 groups) according to the number of fat molecules carried. High density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is the amount of cholesterol contained within HDL particles.


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What are LDL & HDL cholesterol?

What are LDL & HDL cholesterol?

Lipoproteins.: Ldl (low density lipoprotein) and HDL (high density lipoprotein) are types of cholesterol. Ldl is so-called "bad cholesterol" because it increases the risk of heart disease by causing hardening of the arteries/atherosclerosis. Hdl is considered "good cholesterol" since it removes cholesterol from the walls of arteries. ...Read more

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Dr. James Underberg
199 doctors shared insights

Hdl Cholesterol (Overview)

Lipoprotein particles carry fat molecules: cholesterol, phospholipids ; triglycerides around the body in the water outside cells, including the blood. These particles vary in types of protein on the outer surface, ↓density ; ↑size (5 groups) according to the number of fat molecules carried. High density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is the amount of cholesterol contained within HDL particles.


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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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Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Hdl cholesterol (Tip)

It is not total cholesterol that counts, but your ratio of cholesterol to HDL cholesterol! ...See more

Dr. Ankush Bansal Dr. Bansal
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Managing High Cholesterol (Checklist)

Take your meds as prescribed
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Avoid or limit all meat except fish that swim (i.e. limit shellfish).
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No red meats and limited poultry
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Reduce fatty, fried, sugary foods
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Can you tell me how I could lower my (ldl) cholesterol and raise my (hdl) cholesterol?

Can you tell me how I could lower my (ldl) cholesterol and raise my (hdl) cholesterol?

Fitness is the key: Medication and perhaps even diet may have an impact, but if it is at all possible, get back into that aerobic fitness lifestyle that you enjoyed so much as a teenager. It will probably not just raise your HDL but protect your heart and brain, and make you feel far better. What a fine gift to give yourself! ...Read more

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Is there a way to raise HDL and lower HDL cholesterol besides taking statins. Been reading some forums about apple cider vinegar and it seems to work?

Is there a way to raise HDL and lower HDL cholesterol besides taking statins. Been reading some forums about apple cider vinegar and it seems to work?

Eat healthy/Exercise: Do not get into any of the stuff you are talking about. Go after the proven interventions. Eat low fat -plant based diet and exercise daily. These interventions will lower your LDL and increase the HDL level(use of unsaturated fats found in fish, nuts and in avocados) can also help. Avoid saturated fats(found in dairy products and in animal fats/meats). ...Read more

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Hdl cholesterol (Tip)

Garlic is good for you for many reasons, but it's effect on cholesterol/hdl is minimal. Eat garlic though! ...See more

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My HDL cholesterol is 110. Is that safe?

Hdl cholesterol: Hdl cholesterol of 110 mg/dl is great! you should make sure it is not a lab error or if it is a different measurement than mg/dl, let us know. ...Read more

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Are there any foods that are good sources of HDL cholesterol?

Yes!: Moderate exercise (about 30 minutes 5 times a week) reduces LDL cholesterol and raises HDL cholesterol. Smoking can lower HDL levels, so stop smoking if you do. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean sources of protein. Include monounsaturated fats in your diet- olive oil/canola oil. Moderate consumption of alcohol may also positively impact HDL levels. 1 glass of wine a day. ...Read more

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Hdl cholesterol (Tip)

Want to increase hdl? Mayo clinic recommends limiting fat intake to 25% to 35% of your daily total. ...See more

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What does it mean to have high HDL cholesterol?

What does it mean to have high HDL cholesterol?

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 help in eleminating risk factors for having a stroke or a heart attack in the near future. ...Read more

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Hdl cholesterol (Tip)

Myth: LDL & HDL are cholesterol. Fact: hdl, ldl, idl, & vldl are protein particles which carry fat. ...See more

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Can you have too high HDL cholesterol levels and get some illness?

High HDL Cholesterol: There is some data linking very high HDL cholesterol to increased cardiovascular risk. Some feel that it is not the level of HDL that matters but rather it's "functionality" or how well it is working that makes the difference. One could have very high levels of non-functioning HDL , or low levels of highly functioning hdl. Right now we have no commercially available tests to determine this however. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have low HDL cholesterol?

Heart disease risk.: Hdl (high density lipoprotein) protects the body by removing excess cholesterol from the walls of arteries. A high HDL (>60 mg/dl) can protect the body from heart disease. A low HDL (<30 mg/dl), on the other hand, is a risk factor for developing heart disease. A patient with low HDL can exercise, lose weight, or take medication to raise it. ...Read more

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Hdl cholesterol (Tip)

Raise hdl: according to mayo clinic you can raise HDL by 1mg/dl for every 6 lbs you lose! ...See more

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What is a normal range for HDL cholesterol?

What is a normal range for HDL cholesterol?

>50 or >55: In general, for good heart health the generally recommended level for HDL is > 50 for men and > 55 for women. But it can be more complicated that that: you cannot rely completely on these simple numbers, and you can not look at numbers in isolation. ...Read more

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Which foods have HDL cholesterol?

Diet & exercise: Moderate exercise (about 30 minutes 5 times a week) reduces LDL cholesterol and raises HDL cholesterol. Smoking can lower HDL levels, so stop smoking if you do. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean sources of protein. Include monounsaturated fats in your diet- olive oil/canola oil. Moderate consumption of alcohol may also positively impact HDL levels. 1 glass of wine a day. ...Read more

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Hdl cholesterol (Tip)

Smoking lowers HDL (good) cholesterol and is a major risk factor for heart disease. ...See more

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How do I raise my HDL cholesterol?

Exercise,weight loss: Hdl (high density lipoprotein) is beneficial because it removes cholesterol from the walls of clogged arteries. An ideal HDL is >60 mg/dl. You can raise your HDL by exercising, losing weight, and taking certain medications such as statins or niacin. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Hdl (Definition)

HDL, or high density lipoprotein, is a molecule in the body that is responsible for the transport of lipids (fats) from various organs including blood vessels back to the liver for processing and possible elimination. Because it helps prevent accumulation of lipids in blood vessels, HDL cholesterol is ...Read more