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What are some of the factors that influence HDL concentration?

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Dr. James Underberg
Internal Medicine
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In brief: High triglycerides

The most common cause of low HDL cholesterol is high triglycerides.
In addition Anabolic steroids can lower hdl. Smoking , obesity and inactivity can lower HDL and estrogen and alcohol can raise it.

In brief: High triglycerides

The most common cause of low HDL cholesterol is high triglycerides.
In addition Anabolic steroids can lower hdl. Smoking , obesity and inactivity can lower HDL and estrogen and alcohol can raise it.
Dr. James Underberg
Dr. James Underberg
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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 4 main

Smoking, alcohol, exercise, diabetes are the main factors influencing HDL concentration.

In brief: 4 main

Smoking, alcohol, exercise, diabetes are the main factors influencing HDL concentration.
Dr. Charles Jost
Dr. Charles Jost
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