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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. 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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What is the definition or description of: HDL cholesterol?

What is the definition or description of: HDL cholesterol?

HDL; NOT Cholesterol: 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. ...Read more

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Managing High Cholesterol (Tip)

Managing High Cholesterol

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 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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Managing High Cholesterol (Tip)

Managing High Cholesterol

It is not total cholesterol that counts, but your ratio of cholesterol to HDL cholesterol! ...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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Managing High Cholesterol (Tip)

Managing High Cholesterol

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