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Is there a cholesterol value more helpful than total cholesterol?

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Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine

In brief: HDL, TG

HDL (good cholesterol) should be >60.
Triglycerides (bad cholesterol) should be <100. Consuming high amounts of carbs lowers HDL and increases TG. Consuming healthy fat, protein, and vegetables increases HDL, decreases TG. If your HDL is quite high and TG low, then do not worry about just elevated total cholesterol.

In brief: HDL, TG

HDL (good cholesterol) should be >60.
Triglycerides (bad cholesterol) should be <100. Consuming high amounts of carbs lowers HDL and increases TG. Consuming healthy fat, protein, and vegetables increases HDL, decreases TG. If your HDL is quite high and TG low, then do not worry about just elevated total cholesterol.
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Cholesterol

High LDL cholesterol is associated with risk for vascular and heart disease.

In brief: Cholesterol

High LDL cholesterol is associated with risk for vascular and heart disease.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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