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What is the difference between HDL and ldl?

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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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 the difference between HDL and LDL cholesterol levels?

What is the difference between HDL and LDL cholesterol levels?

Directional: Total serum cholesterol is made up of several component lipoproteins. Amongst these are fractions: hdl-c is the "good", which you want to be as high as possible and ldl-c is the "bad" which you want to be as low as possible. Lifestyle and, if needed, drug therapy, can help towards those goals. ...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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What is the difference between HDL (high-density lipoprotein) and LDL (low-density lipoprotein)?

What is the difference between HDL (high-density lipoprotein) and LDL (low-density lipoprotein)?

Big difference: Ldl, when found in high concentrations in the blood, can enter your artery walls and initiate an inflammatory reaction that culminates in the development of atherosclerosis, plaque formation in the arterial wall. Hdl had many functions. If HDL is functioning well it can help to prevent atherosclerosis. One of its major functions is to remove cholesterol from the arterial wall. ...Read more

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What is the difference between LDL and hdl? What is good and bad for you?

What is the difference between LDL and hdl? What is good and bad for you?

HDL is Good: Hdl or high density lipoprotein and LDL or low density lipoprotein are particles that are important in cholesterol metabolism. Hdl is the "good" particle that pulls cholesterol out of the arterial wall. Ldl is the "bad" particle particularly when it is "dense" or cholesterol laden that allow cholesterol transportation and deposition into the artery wall accelerating atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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Is my cholesterol high (195) because my HDL is high (57)? LDL is near optimal (118). I am taking Accutane (last month), if that makes a difference.

Is my cholesterol high (195) because my HDL is high (57)? LDL is near optimal (118). I am taking Accutane (last month), if that makes a difference.

Cholesterol NOT high: Your cholesterol is NOT high. 195 is perfectly fine. The higher the HDL the better. If your HDL was 40 your total chol. would be 178; FAR better to have 195 with HDL 57 than 178 with HDL 40. But high cholesterol is not the main cause of heart disease- the real cause is inflammation! See http://tinyurl.com/axtab4d and http://tinyurl.com/9x3n594 and http://tinyurl.com/p7t9ul8 ...Read more

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Did fasting lipidp totalC 191, LDL 102, HDL 80, nonHDL 2.4. Q's:can HDL that is too high be a Problem I.e.80? Would ttalC 191 b better lowr?& nonHDL rnge says 60-130 mine ws 2.4! What does that mean?

Did fasting lipidp totalC 191, LDL 102, HDL 80, nonHDL 2.4. Q's:can HDL that is too high be a Problem I.e.80? Would ttalC 191 b better lowr?& nonHDL rnge says 60-130 mine ws 2.4! What does that mean?

No.: Your HDl cannot be too high. The higher the better. Your total is higher because it is included in a complex formula which contains your high HDL. Your lipid profile is excellent! Don't stress. That being said, if there is early cardiovascular disease in your family you may want to discuss other markers for cardiovascular risk including but not limited to an NMR lipid screening. ...Read more

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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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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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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