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What do extremely high levels of HDL in the blood of obese individuals mean?

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Dr. Michael Fenster
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Good cholesterol

Cholesterol acts with the body's proteins to create strructures known as lipoproteins.
These have various sizes and functions. Hdl is generally recognized to form beneficial lipoproteins, hence it is referred to as "good" cholesterol. That is a number that we want to be as high as possible; it is often genetically and hormonally influenced.

In brief: Good cholesterol

Cholesterol acts with the body's proteins to create strructures known as lipoproteins.
These have various sizes and functions. Hdl is generally recognized to form beneficial lipoproteins, hence it is referred to as "good" cholesterol. That is a number that we want to be as high as possible; it is often genetically and hormonally influenced.
Dr. Michael Fenster
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Alcohol intake increases HDL, but the ill effects of alcohol often outweigh the benefits.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: ?Lower chance of MI?

Hdl particles are the protective particles which can remove fat from cells which are overloaded before cells die.
Thus, HDL “tends” to be protective. Lipoproteins carry fat molecules around the body in the water outside all our cells. Thus people with more body fat tend to have more circulating lipoprotein particles & this tend to be more unhealthy, but there is great variation, person to person.

In brief: ?Lower chance of MI?

Hdl particles are the protective particles which can remove fat from cells which are overloaded before cells die.
Thus, HDL “tends” to be protective. Lipoproteins carry fat molecules around the body in the water outside all our cells. Thus people with more body fat tend to have more circulating lipoprotein particles & this tend to be more unhealthy, but there is great variation, person to person.
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