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What is the difference between HDL and ldl?

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Dr. Liviu Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Good vs. bad

Hdl is the 'healthy' cholesterol that 'cleans' the blood vessels of 'blockages' (plaques).
Ldl is the 'lousy' cholesterol that is the main component of the arterial plaques. One would want a very high HDL (above 50 mg/dl for women) and a very low LDL (close to 60-70 mg/dl).

In brief: Good vs. bad

Hdl is the 'healthy' cholesterol that 'cleans' the blood vessels of 'blockages' (plaques).
Ldl is the 'lousy' cholesterol that is the main component of the arterial plaques. One would want a very high HDL (above 50 mg/dl for women) and a very low LDL (close to 60-70 mg/dl).
Dr. Liviu Klein
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Good vs. bad

The HDL is known as good cholesterol.
If your level is high it actually protects you against artery disease. The LDL is the bad cholesterol, so you are better off if the level in your blood is low.

In brief: Good vs. bad

The HDL is known as good cholesterol.
If your level is high it actually protects you against artery disease. The LDL is the bad cholesterol, so you are better off if the level in your blood is low.
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