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What is the connection between HDL and cholesterol?
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Dr. Michael Fenster
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: A measure
Cholesterol (c) is actually transported through the blood as a constiuent of lipoproteins.
These are associated with atherosclerosis; ldl-low density liporoteins-causing and hdl-high density lipoproteins-protecting against. When c l is fractionated and measured the LDL cholesterol correlates to the amount of LDL and the HDL cholesterol correlates to the hdl. Thus c provides an indirect measure.

In brief: A measure
Cholesterol (c) is actually transported through the blood as a constiuent of lipoproteins.
These are associated with atherosclerosis; ldl-low density liporoteins-causing and hdl-high density lipoproteins-protecting against. When c l is fractionated and measured the LDL cholesterol correlates to the amount of LDL and the HDL cholesterol correlates to the hdl. Thus c provides an indirect measure.
Dr. Michael Fenster
Dr. Michael Fenster
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Dr. Robert Lang
When cholesterol was first associated with heart disease, it was noted that a level above 200 was high risk. We now know that HDL, the 'good cholesterol' is part of the total. Thus those with high HDL will usually be above 200 total cholesterol and usually will not be high risk.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
In brief: HDL Removes All Fats
Ldl & HDL are lipoproteins, i.
e. Protein particles which carry all fats in the water outside cells. Large-hdl removes fat from cells overloaded. Ldl is always in nmol/l, best <700, HDL in µmol/l, best large-hdl >10. See NMR particle test, <$100. Cholesterol is a fat made by every body cell, promoted because cheaper to measure but not best test, ldl-c is calculated, not measured & often misleading.

In brief: HDL Removes All Fats
Ldl & HDL are lipoproteins, i.
e. Protein particles which carry all fats in the water outside cells. Large-hdl removes fat from cells overloaded. Ldl is always in nmol/l, best <700, HDL in µmol/l, best large-hdl >10. See NMR particle test, <$100. Cholesterol is a fat made by every body cell, promoted because cheaper to measure but not best test, ldl-c is calculated, not measured & often misleading.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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