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What does high HDL cholesterol mean? Is that the good kind or the bad kind?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: The good kind.

LDL and triglycerides contribute to arterial plaque formation while HDL breaks down arterial plaques.
HDL is the healthy cholesterol, so a high HDL is a great thing.

In brief: The good kind.

LDL and triglycerides contribute to arterial plaque formation while HDL breaks down arterial plaques.
HDL is the healthy cholesterol, so a high HDL is a great thing.
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