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What is an elevated HDL level?

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Dr. Liviu Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: High is good

Hdl - high density lipoprotein cholesterol - healthy cholesterol.
One would want the level to be at least 40 mg/dl in men and at least 50 mg/dl in women. There's no side effects with a high hdl, so higher is better. Values over 70 mg/dl are more protective against heart attacks.

In brief: High is good

Hdl - high density lipoprotein cholesterol - healthy cholesterol.
One would want the level to be at least 40 mg/dl in men and at least 50 mg/dl in women. There's no side effects with a high hdl, so higher is better. Values over 70 mg/dl are more protective against heart attacks.
Dr. Liviu Klein
Dr. Liviu Klein
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Dr. Michael Fenster
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: A goood measure

Cholesterol levels are indirect measures of the different lipoproteins within our bodies.
It is actually the lipoproteins that determine the degree of inflammation and atherosclerosis. Hdl cholesterol is a measure of the amount of cholesterol in the high density lipoproteins, or hdl. The higher that cholesterol fraction the higher the concentration of hdl. High density lipoproteins are protective.

In brief: A goood measure

Cholesterol levels are indirect measures of the different lipoproteins within our bodies.
It is actually the lipoproteins that determine the degree of inflammation and atherosclerosis. Hdl cholesterol is a measure of the amount of cholesterol in the high density lipoproteins, or hdl. The higher that cholesterol fraction the higher the concentration of hdl. High density lipoproteins are protective.
Dr. Michael Fenster
Dr. Michael Fenster
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