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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

Dr. James Underberg
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Hdl Cholesterol (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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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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Hdl cholesterol subclasses (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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Managing High Cholesterol (Checklist)

Take your medications as prescribed
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Avoid or limit all meat and shellfish
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Reduce fatty, fried, and sugary food
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Eat mostly fruits and vegetables
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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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My HDL cholesterol is 110. Is that safe?

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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Hdl cholesterol subclasses (Tip)

It is not total cholesterol that counts, but your ratio of cholesterol to HDL cholesterol! ...See 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 subclasses (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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Can HDL cholesterol ever be too high?

No: There are no known side effects of a high hdl. Remember HDL - healthy cholesterol. ...Read more

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Hdl cholesterol subclasses (Tip)

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

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

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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 the function of HDL cholesterol?

Many Functions: Hdl cholesterol has many functions. Often thought of as protective, it brings cholesterol from the artery wall back to the liver. It also acts as an anti-oxidant, and an anti-inflammatory agent. It may be involved in helping the artery wall dilate, and may also be involved in fighting some infections. Hdl may also deliver cholesterol to organs that need it during stress. Can be very complex. ...Read more

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Hdl cholesterol subclasses (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 are good levels of HDL cholesterol?

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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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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Hdl cholesterol subclasses (Tip)

Want to increase HDL (high density lipoprotein)? Talk to your doctor about Niacin supplementation. ...See more

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Would I be able to have too much HDL cholesterol?

Not usually: No there's no limit for that, with rare exceptions. Lab reports say normal > 40. Some healthy women measure > 100 and it's not considered a problem. ...Read more

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What should the average HDL cholesterol be for a person?

What should the average HDL cholesterol be for a person?

Men >45, Women >55: Ideally, the higher the better. For men, we like to see over 45. For women, over 55. If it's below that, then you might be at slightly higher risk for heart attacks and strokes than average. Best thing to increase HDL is exercise. Niacin works too, but you need to take doses that can make you uncomfortable. It's largely controlled by genetics, but you can change it with exercise. ...Read more

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Hdl cholesterol subclasses (Tip)

Cholesterol is affected by both your genes & your diet. ...See 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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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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Hdl cholesterol subclasses (Tip)

What do avocados have in common with brewer's yeast? They both help to keep cholesterol low. ...See 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

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


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