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Can you have too much good HDL cholesterol?

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Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not Usually

Hdl cholesterol (hdl-c) levels over 100 are vary uncommon.
In general, high hdl-c may be the result of genetics (hyperalphalipoproteinemia), exercise, increased alcohol intake, or medications (niacin, fibrates). Rare causes include obstruction in the biliary tract, very high blood levels of dilantin, and organophosphate toxicity.

In brief: Not Usually

Hdl cholesterol (hdl-c) levels over 100 are vary uncommon.
In general, high hdl-c may be the result of genetics (hyperalphalipoproteinemia), exercise, increased alcohol intake, or medications (niacin, fibrates). Rare causes include obstruction in the biliary tract, very high blood levels of dilantin, and organophosphate toxicity.
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Dr. James Underberg
Internal Medicine

In brief: Very High-Evaluate

In general high HDL cholesterol is good.
Very high levels, at least need to be evaluated to better understand if this HDL is "functional" and doing what is should to protect us. High HDL should not deter evaluation and treatment of other cardiovascular risk factors.

In brief: Very High-Evaluate

In general high HDL cholesterol is good.
Very high levels, at least need to be evaluated to better understand if this HDL is "functional" and doing what is should to protect us. High HDL should not deter evaluation and treatment of other cardiovascular risk factors.
Dr. James Underberg
Dr. James Underberg
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: HDL

No.

In brief: HDL

No.
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Dr. Howard Rubin
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