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What does HDL do to ldl?

What does HDL do to ldl?

Pacman: Did you ever play pacman? Hdl is the LDL eating pacman. It helps decrease the total circulating LDL molecules and deliver them to the liver for storage and or disposal. You can not form plaques without inflammation of blood vessel walls and ldl(among other things). So the lower the circulating LDL levels are, the longer it takes to develop blocked arteries. ...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 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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What is ldl, what is hdl?

What is ldl, what is hdl?

Bad and good: Ldl is the low density lipoprotein cholesterol, commonly known as the "bad" cholesterol as it is the one that increases ones risk for heart disease (through depositing plaque to the arteries.) HDL is the high density lipoprotein cholesterol, commonly known as the "good" cholesterol as it has cardio-protective effects when elevated. ...Read more

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How are LDL and HDL different?

How are LDL and HDL different?

Cardiovascular Risk: Cholesterol is transported in the blood inside carrier vehicles called lipoprotein particles. Following entry into the artery wall low density lipoprotein (ldl) particles directly promote development of atherosclerosis ("hardening of the arteries") and increase risk for heart attack and stroke. High density lipoprotein (HDL) particles work in several ways to decrease atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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What do HDL and LDL stand for?

What do HDL and LDL stand for?

Cholesterol types: High density lipoprotein ( hdl) is also refered to as " good cholesterol" represents the cholesterol being carried away from the cells ( in the garbege trucks) , therefore the higher the better. Low density lipoprotein (ldl) or "bad cholsterol" is in the delivery trucks, therefore the less the better. ...Read more

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How to change HDL & LDL levels?

How to change HDL & LDL levels?

Foods Meds Exercise: Hdl & LDL are complex protein particles which transport all fat molecules in the water outside cells. Get NMR particle test for accurate data. Carbs(sugar) & obesity raise LDL & especially ? large HDL levels. Thus go hf/lc foods. Statins & chol absorption inhibitors tend to ? LDL particle concentrations. Cutting carbs, Niacin & intense exercise usually ? hdl, esp large-hdl particle concentrations. ...Read more

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How to change HDL and LDL levels?

How to change HDL and LDL levels?

HF/LC ↓BodyFat &Meds: Low fat theory by ancel keys; long promoted; opposite evidence. ? & efficient body fat is healthy. Ldl & HDL are complex particles, 80-100 proteins/particle: transport all fat molecules in h20 outside cells. Each LDL particle carries thousands of cholesterol, triglyceride, phospholipid & other fat molecules. Cholesterol often misleading, get NMR particle test. Statins?ldl niacin?hdl, carbs?ldl?hdl. ...Read more

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Does a high HDL wipe out a high ldl?

Hdl/ldl: Its better to have a high HDL with a high LDL but we can't say that a high HDL outweighs a high ldl, it still pays to lower the ldl. ...Read more

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Hdl below 40 ldl above 190 what to do?

Hdl below 40
ldl above 190

what to do?

Diet and Exercise...: Without knowing the rest of the results of your cholesterol profile(nor, if it was a fasting specimen) i would recommend a healthier diet; exercise 20-30 minutes 3-4 times/week, and drink more water. Eliminate fried and fatty foods and begin an omega-3 fatty acid supplement(you can eat some baked or steamed salmon 3-4 times/weed if you'd rather). Then check back with your doctor for a true sampl. ...Read more

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How do I lower my LDL and raise my hdl?

How do I lower my LDL and raise my hdl?

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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Is having HDL level 131 and LDL 151 bad?

Is having HDL level 131 and LDL 151 bad?

Good question: Hi. Not many people with lipid profiles like that have been studied, so no absolute answers. However, your HDL would generally be considered protective and your LDL would generally be considered a risk. It's like they're in competition. What are your triglycerides? Your non-HDL cholesterol? They could influence your risk as well as myriad genes that affect CAD risk. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to have higher HDL than ldl?

Is it unusual to have higher HDL than ldl?

Uncommon but good: It is uncommon to have hdl-c greater than ldl-c. In the great majority of cases this is a very favorable finding. ...Read more

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What's the difference between HDL and ldl?

What's the difference between HDL and ldl?

Cholesterol: High-density lipoprotein is known as "good" cholesterol. Low-density lipoprotein is known as "bad" cholesterol. Thought that HDL tends to carry cholesterol away from the arteries and back to the liver, where it's passed from the body. Ldl can slowly build up in the inner walls of the arteries that supply the heart and brain, with other substances, it can form plaque (thick & hard) in the arteries. ...Read more

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Do you add HDL and LDL to get total ratio?

Do you add HDL and LDL to get total ratio?

Cholesterol: There are different ratios- if you are asking about total cholesterol- that is HDL + LDL + 1/5 of your triglycerides. ...Read more

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What is the difference between HDL and ldl?

Good vs. bad: Hdl is the 'healthy' cholesterol that 'cleans' the blood vessels of 'blockages' (plaques). Ldl is the 'lousy' cholesterol that is the main component of the arterial plaques. One would want a very high HDL (above 50 mg/dl for women) and a very low LDL (close to 60-70 mg/dl). ...Read more

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Which factors improve HDL and decrease ldl.

Aerobic fitness: I can't overstate the importance of staying as physically fit as you possibly can. If you're like the rest of us, you'll do great if you make friendships focused on fitness, and if you have family involve them as well. This is only part of the answer, but the most likely to benefit you. Enjoy. ...Read more

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My LDL is 94 and my HDL is 47. Am i at risk?

My LDL is 94 and my HDL is 47. Am i at risk?

Lipids: Any lab test should not be interpreted in a vacuum but other factors need to be accounted for. These numbers don't seem so bad, but do you have any other risk factors - diabetes, hypertension, obesity, cigarette smoking, family history e.g. You may want to get a more sophisticated test looking at your lipid particle sizes. As lipid numbers go, though, on the surface these do not put you at risk. ...Read more

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How normal is it to have higher HDL than ldl?

How normal is it to have higher HDL than ldl?

Abnormal -> Careful: Ldl particles, expressed as a concentration in nmol/l essentially always higher than HDL particle concentrations, expressed µmol/l. However, what is commonly promoted are estimations of cholesterol fat molecules associated beta-lipoproteins (ldl) or with alpha-lipoproteins (hdl). Theses value are not the correct issue & often misleading but promoted as cheaper way to estimate lipoprotein particles. ...Read more

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What can I do to get my HDL up and lower my ldl?

What can I do to get my HDL up and lower my ldl?

Diet, exercise, drug: Diet and exercise play important roles in managing your lipids. Medication is another important aspect. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. William Cromwell
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Ldl (Definition)

LDL, or low density lipoprotein, is a molecule in the body that transports lipids (fats) from the liver to other organs in the body. Because LDL cholesterol can get deposited in blood vessels which leads to cardiovascular disease, LDL cholesterol is ...Read more