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Can you have too high HDL cholesterol levels and get some illness?

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Dr. James Underberg
Internal Medicine
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In brief: High HDL Cholesterol

There is some data linking very high HDL cholesterol to increased cardiovascular risk.
Some feel that it is not the level of HDL that matters but rather it's "functionality" or how well it is working that makes the difference. One could have very high levels of non-functioning HDL , or low levels of highly functioning hdl. Right now we have no commercially available tests to determine this however.

In brief: High HDL Cholesterol

There is some data linking very high HDL cholesterol to increased cardiovascular risk.
Some feel that it is not the level of HDL that matters but rather it's "functionality" or how well it is working that makes the difference. One could have very high levels of non-functioning HDL , or low levels of highly functioning hdl. Right now we have no commercially available tests to determine this however.
Dr. James Underberg
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Dr. David Fein
Preventive Medicine

In brief: No

Hdl (high-density lipoprotein) is actually not a cholesterol product at all, but a protein that carries cholesterol away from blood vessels.
There are no studies indicating too high of a level.

In brief: No

Hdl (high-density lipoprotein) is actually not a cholesterol product at all, but a protein that carries cholesterol away from blood vessels.
There are no studies indicating too high of a level.
Dr. David Fein
Dr. David Fein
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