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What is a healthy range for hdl?
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Above 50
Above 50 and a quarter of the total or more; the higher the better.

In brief: Above 50
Above 50 and a quarter of the total or more; the higher the better.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
In brief: Large HDL >10 μmol/L
The usual answer given is for cholesterol associated with apo-a1 protein, the chief organizing protein of HDL particles, called hdl-c & mg/dl.
But this is not the correct or most important. Hdl is a complex particle which carries fat molecules, not just cholesterol. Hdl particle concentrations are measured in µmol/l. Large HDL particles are the protective ones & should be ?10 µmol/l for low risk.

In brief: Large HDL >10 μmol/L
The usual answer given is for cholesterol associated with apo-a1 protein, the chief organizing protein of HDL particles, called hdl-c & mg/dl.
But this is not the correct or most important. Hdl is a complex particle which carries fat molecules, not just cholesterol. Hdl particle concentrations are measured in µmol/l. Large HDL particles are the protective ones & should be ?10 µmol/l for low risk.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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