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All things equal, otherwise healthy 50 y/o male: which is a better cholesterol profile, HDL 60 & LDL 120 ~or~ HDL 35 & LDL 40?

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Dr. James Underberg
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Hard to tell

In general a low LDL is good but in these cases sometimes additional advanced testing of somthing called lipoproteins is indicated.
It thenlebel of apob containing lipoproteins are elevated then the low HDL level may represent cardiovascular risk. Bottom line is check your doctor or a lipid specialist www.Learnyourlipids.Com.

In brief: Hard to tell

In general a low LDL is good but in these cases sometimes additional advanced testing of somthing called lipoproteins is indicated.
It thenlebel of apob containing lipoproteins are elevated then the low HDL level may represent cardiovascular risk. Bottom line is check your doctor or a lipid specialist www.Learnyourlipids.Com.
Dr. James Underberg
Dr. James Underberg
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Lower LDL is better

35 HDL and 40 LDL is better. While HDL is better to be high and LDL low, overall, when you have a total cholesterol is low, it is better to have a lower LDL over time.

In brief: Lower LDL is better

35 HDL and 40 LDL is better. While HDL is better to be high and LDL low, overall, when you have a total cholesterol is low, it is better to have a lower LDL over time.
Dr. Lester Thompson
Dr. Lester Thompson
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