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What causes an elevated level of hdl?
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Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology
In brief: Several Things
High HDL levels 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: Several Things
High HDL levels 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.
Dr. William Cromwell
Dr. William Cromwell
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Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine
In brief: Many things...
First, elevated HDL is a good thing.
This helps protect your body against the damage done by LDL (or the "bad" cholesterol). Genetics, exercise, healthy diet all can explain an elevated hdl.

In brief: Many things...
First, elevated HDL is a good thing.
This helps protect your body against the damage done by LDL (or the "bad" cholesterol). Genetics, exercise, healthy diet all can explain an elevated hdl.
Dr. John Washburn
Dr. John Washburn
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