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Which Is Most Important Hdl Or Ldl
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
Being worked out: Lp(a) is quite elevated is an independent risk factor that seems to be almost entirely hereditary, and may be managed with a different medication regimen. For the vast majority of us, LDL cholesterol is key, and it's always against the background of other risks. Avoid smoking, stay physically fit and trim, and hope for many years of good health. ...Read more
Is total cholesterol just HDL + LDL or is there another factor that has relevance when calculating the total cholesterol number?
Yes: Total cholesterol measures the cholesterol contained in all lipoproteins including low density lipoprotein (ldl), intermediate density lipoprotein (idl), high density lipoprotein (hdl), very low density lipoprotein (vldl), and chylomicrons. Ldl-c and hdl-c do make up most of the cholesterol reported in the total cholesterol number. ...Read more
Yes, Work on Issues: Plaque ruptures shedding debris & inducing clots are what drive cardiovascular events; why the problem does not show well on angiograms; much less stress tests (really blind to problem). Exercise increases pulse pressure; artery stretching & relaxing with each heart beat, thus ?ing frequency of plaque ruptures. Yet most don't do enough damage to produce obvious symptoms. ? my answers on ds drivers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which of the lipids tests (tg, hdl, ldl, total choles) are affected by fasting, and which would be the same whether or not one fasted overnight?
Niacin or Bcomplex. Which is best in increasing hdl (25) and lowering triglycerides (255). Ldl is 105. What is the recommended niacin or Bcomplex
LowCarb/HiFat foods: high saturated foods work best. Be aware: the values you are quoting are not LDL (always in nmol/L, healthy <400-700) or HDL (always in ?mol/L, healthy >9) values. Values mentioned are mg/dL estimated from cholesterol, Not the correct issue, commonly misleading. The LDL-C value=not measured from your blood & would be not be actual LDL even if it was. Get NMR liporoteins: https://goo.gl/Pqh6vp ...Read more
Is it true that trans fat is linked with raising your blood's HDL cholesterol levels and and increase in risk of heart disease?
Raise LDL, Heart dz.: Meats have some transfats, but most are manmade. Transfats are made by hydrogenating oils, which turns them into solids (shortening). Transfats are used in processed foods b/c they last longer on shelf that way -- cookies/pie crusts/chips/popcorn/donuts/creamer/margarine. They raise LDL (bad) and lower HDL (good) cholesterol, which leads to heart disease. Saturated fats are just as bad! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My HDL Cholestrol is 49.5 and LDL Cholestrol is 42.5. Very low than normal. What are the risk factors involved ?
Ldl is problem when oxidized then sticks to art. wall.if ox is prevented and ldl in blood not sticking to wall there is more ldl in bloodstream.yes?
No: It's still simplistic, but the real problem is that all LDL's stick to vessel walls but oxidized LDL isn't processed properly and ends up in atheromas. The whole business is so complicated that even being a pathologist, I can't keep track of it. The bottom line is that antioxidants don't seen ti prevent atherosclerosis but avoiding smoking does and one mechanism is by oxidizing LDL ...Read more
True that LDL is calculated based on weight of particles? Therefore, if one has primarily buoyant particles, the LDL # could be high but not risky?
I know LDL cholesterol is known as the "bad" artery clogging cholesterol, but are there healthy levels that are good for you?
Depends on Particles: Ldl can be estimated by cholesterol (ldl-c) or measured by particle number (apob or NMR ldl-p). However, ldl-c and ldl-p do not equally predict cardiovascular risk. When ldl-c and ldl-p values disagree (due to cholesterol variability per particle) cvd risk tracks with LDL particle number, not ldl-c values. Ideal ldl-p values are <1000 nmol/l for high risk patients and <1300 nmol for everyone else. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it true that decreasing LDL cholesterol and increasing HDL cholesterol removed plaque from arteries?
Yes: Reducing LDL and increasing HDL can reduce plaque in arteries. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more