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What does HDL do in the body?

What does HDL do in the body?

Takes away cholester: It carries cholesterol away from the cells to be processed and removed from circulation, if cholesterol is garbage, then HDL represents the garbage trucks. ...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


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What are functions of HDL in your body?

What are functions of HDL in your body?

Remove plaque: Total cholesterol is made up of the "bad" LDL and "good" hdl. The higher the level of hdl, for most people, the lower the risk of developing atherosclerosis. It can though of as the scavenger that removes lipid build-up from arterial walls. ...Read more

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How high density lipoprotein(hdl) play a role in fats in body?

How high density lipoprotein(hdl) play a role in fats in body?

Complicated molecule: Hdl-c is more than a scavenger particle of cholesterol in blood vessels. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, thrombotic characteristics as well. There are families of hdl, not all of which may be beneficial. Plus, HDL may change in the circulation depending on active disease states. It also exchanges triglycerides & bad cholesterol in the circulation for disposal. Treatment benefit unknown. ...Read more

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What happens inside the body that raises HDL cholesterol level?

What happens inside the body that raises HDL cholesterol level?

Complicated: The cholesterol in HDL particles (hdl-c) can increase either because the cholesterol carried per particle goes up, or because the actual number of number of HDL particles (hdl-p) increase. Cholesterol per HDL particle will increase if elevated triglycerides go down, as well as in response to exercise, alcohol, and niacin. Some meds (statins, fibrates, Zetia (ezetimibe) and metformin) increase hdl-p. ...Read more

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I went vegan few months back and got a full body blood test. My total cholesterol was 117 and HDL - 39 and LDL- 69. What does this mean?

I went vegan few months back and got a full body blood test. My total cholesterol was 117 and HDL - 39 and LDL- 69. What does this mean?

Cholesterol levels: Congratulations those are very healthy levels! Generally, an LDL of less than 160 is recommended. Patient with other health problems such as diabetes or heart disease should aim for a level of less than 100. ...Read more

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Xanthomas on eye lids.TC 252, TG 92, HDL 70, LDL 164, CHOL/HDL RATIO 3.6. Good diet & Ex. Can mild elevation cause deposits or inflammation in body?

Xanthomas on eye lids.TC 252, TG 92, HDL 70,  LDL 164,  CHOL/HDL RATIO 3.6. Good diet & Ex. Can mild elevation cause deposits or inflammation in body?

Xanthomas from lipid: A Xanthoma looks like a yellow bump with well-defined borders that can appear anywhere on the body, and is associated with elevated blood lipids from a variety of causes, including hyperlipidemia, diabetes, pancreatitis, liver problems, certain cancers. Xanthelasma are flat yellow irregular growths on the eyelids which are not necessarily from increased lipids. The growths themselves are harmless. ...Read more

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What is hdl?

What is hdl?

Cholesterol Janitor!: Hdl stands for high density lipoprotein, aka. The "good cholesterol." it runs around, sweeps up cholesterol, and delivers it to the liver. Having low HDL is linked with having more heart attacks. We don't know yet if increasing your HDL will decrease your risk for heart attacks and strokes. *but* we do know that exercise is good for you, so keep on moving at least 30-60 minutes every day. ...Read more

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