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How is HDL related to cholesterol?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: HDL good guy
Hdl is the good cholesterol.
It runs around like a janitor, sweeps up the bad cholesterol and helps you get rid of it.

In brief: HDL good guy
Hdl is the good cholesterol.
It runs around like a janitor, sweeps up the bad cholesterol and helps you get rid of it.
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
2 doctors agree
In brief: Pancreas and thyroid
Fatty acid metabolism if working well would break down fats by using carnitine and b2 to generate HDL - if pancreas is hurt due to constant food allergies then the body produces more triglycerides and less hdl, cholesterol is created by liver and if thyroid healthy it is used to produces hormones Progesterone and testosterone and gall bladder creates bile with cholesterol-thyroid/gallbladder vital.

In brief: Pancreas and thyroid
Fatty acid metabolism if working well would break down fats by using carnitine and b2 to generate HDL - if pancreas is hurt due to constant food allergies then the body produces more triglycerides and less hdl, cholesterol is created by liver and if thyroid healthy it is used to produces hormones Progesterone and testosterone and gall bladder creates bile with cholesterol-thyroid/gallbladder vital.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Cholesterol is produced by fats we eat by the liver and used up by body with thyroid and gall bladder and HDL is produced by breaking fats down the correct way - is this too complicated?
Dr. Ray Holt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: It's all good
Hdl stands for high density lipoprotein.
It's considered the "good" cholesterol because higher levels seem to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. A male should shoot for a level more that 40 and a female over 45. You can raise it with a heart healthy diet and areobic exercise and via some medication, especially niacin.

In brief: It's all good
Hdl stands for high density lipoprotein.
It's considered the "good" cholesterol because higher levels seem to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. A male should shoot for a level more that 40 and a female over 45. You can raise it with a heart healthy diet and areobic exercise and via some medication, especially niacin.
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt
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