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Which is the healthy cholesterol: LDL or hdl?
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Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: HDL
Hdl is commonly referred to as the "good" cholesterol and LDL is the "bad" cholesterol.

In brief: HDL
Hdl is commonly referred to as the "good" cholesterol and LDL is the "bad" cholesterol.
Dr. Louis Krenn
Dr. Louis Krenn
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Neither >> Particles
Cholesterol, a fat made by all our cells & ~30% of fat molecules of all our cell membranes, has never been the correct issue.
It was promoted because (as a fat within all lipoprotein particles) it was cheaper to measure & if very high (esp. Fasting) tended to correlate with high LDL particle concentrations. In the later 1970's lipoprotein measurements cost $5, 000/sample now NMR particle test <$100.

In brief: Neither >> Particles
Cholesterol, a fat made by all our cells & ~30% of fat molecules of all our cell membranes, has never been the correct issue.
It was promoted because (as a fat within all lipoprotein particles) it was cheaper to measure & if very high (esp. Fasting) tended to correlate with high LDL particle concentrations. In the later 1970's lipoprotein measurements cost $5, 000/sample now NMR particle test <$100.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Neither
Cholesterol is neither good or bad.
The idea of good and bad cholesterol come from our use of cholesterol as an common way of estimating the quantity of "good" (HDL) and "bad" (ldl) lipoprotein particles that carry cholesterol in the blood. Research has established that it is the number of LDL and HDL particles, not the cholesterol inside the particle, that is the best measure of chd risk.

In brief: Neither
Cholesterol is neither good or bad.
The idea of good and bad cholesterol come from our use of cholesterol as an common way of estimating the quantity of "good" (HDL) and "bad" (ldl) lipoprotein particles that carry cholesterol in the blood. Research has established that it is the number of LDL and HDL particles, not the cholesterol inside the particle, that is the best measure of chd risk.
Dr. William Cromwell
Dr. William Cromwell
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