My HDL cholesterol is 110. Is that safe?

Hdl cholesterol. Hdl cholesterol of 110 mg/dl is great! you should make sure it is not a lab error or if it is a different measurement than mg/dl, let us know.
Generally great. But there are certain instances where really high HDL is associated with atherosclerosis . Talk to your physician & consider getting a carotid intima medial thickening screening test.

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Which foods have HDL cholesterol?

None. Food just has cholesterol ( or not). The body absorbs some of it and puts it in a low density lipoprotein. When the body has excess it puts the cholesterol in a high density protein to dispose of it. Read more...
Diet & exercise. Moderate exercise (about 30 minutes 5 times a week) reduces LDL cholesterol and raises HDL cholesterol. Smoking can lower HDL levels, so stop smoking if you do. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean sources of protein. Include monounsaturated fats in your diet- olive oil/canola oil. Moderate consumption of alcohol may also positively impact HDL levels. 1 glass of wine a day. Read more...
Wine & saturated fat. Both alcohol and saturated fat will raise HDL cholesterol. Depending on how one's body responds simply increasing cholesterol intake can raise total and HDL cholesterol. ( along with LDL cholesterol.) bottom line is while having increased HDL levels predicts decreased heart risk in groups of patients - it predicts very little for individuals . We know little about trying to raise hdl. Read more...
None; HDL IsNotChol. Hdl are complex protein particles, 80-100 proteins/particle, which accept fat molecules from cells which need to export fat. The proteins are manufactured by both liver ; intestinal cells ; extruded into the water outside cells. The primary organizing proteins are apo-a1 ; apo-aii. They vary from small disks up to larger balls ; from 1 up to 3 apo-a proteins/particle as they accept fat ; enlarge. Read more...

How do I raise my HDL cholesterol?

Exercise,weight loss. Hdl (high density lipoprotein) is beneficial because it removes cholesterol from the walls of clogged arteries. An ideal HDL is >60 mg/dl. You can raise your HDL by exercising, losing weight, and taking certain medications such as statins or niacin. Read more...
Diet & exercise. Moderate exercise (about 30 minutes five times a week) reduces LDL cholesterol and raises HDL cholesterol. Smoking can lower HDL levels, so stop smoking if you do. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean sources of protein. Include monounsaturated fats in your diet- olive oil/canola oil. Moderate consumption of alcohol may also positively impact HDL levels. 1 glass of wine a day. Read more...

How can you raise HDL cholesterol?

Lifestyle and meds. You can raise HDL cholesterol naturally with exercise, weight loss, and dietary changes such as eating less saturated fat. Consuming healthy fats such as those in nuts and fish may help. Otc supplements such as omega 3 and Niacin have been shown to increase hdl. Medications such as fibrates and statins have also been shown to increase HDL to varying degrees. Read more...
Diet & exercise. Moderate exercise (about 30 minutes 5 times a week) reduces LDL cholesterol and raises HDL cholesterol. Smoking can lower HDL levels, so stop smoking if you do. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean sources of protein. Include monounsaturated fats in your diet- olive oil/canola oil. Moderate consumption of alcohol may also positively impact HDL levels. 1 glass of wine a day. Read more...
LCHF, Exercise ; B3. (a) low carb (esp avoid all sugars, esp fructose), (b) building muscle mass along with aerobic exercise and (c) taking pharmacologic doses of vitamin b3 are the most effective, typically in order a, c, b, from what I have seen for the last 3 decades. While lfhc, esp. Avoiding sat fat foods was promoted by ancel keys, contrary to all previous experience, this has never been supported by evidence. Read more...

How can I increase my HDL cholesterol?

Life stayle. By following a good life style which include regular exercises 30min a day 4 times a wk, eating high omega-3 diet, high fiber diet , using olive oil or canola oil as main source for fat , avoiding junk meals and follow low fat diet. Read more...
Diet & exercise. Moderate exercise (about 30 minutes five times a week) reduces LDL cholesterol and raises HDL cholesterol. Smoking can lower HDL levels, so stop smoking if you do. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean sources of protein. Include monounsaturated fats in your diet- olive oil/canola oil. Moderate consumption of alcohol may also positively impact HDL levels. 1 glass of wine a day. Read more...

Is HDL cholesterol the good cholesterol?

Yes. Yes. Hdl-c is good. Ldl-c is bad cholesterol. Triglycerides are little fats in the blood, which are also bad. Read more...
H FOR HEALTHY. L for lousy. Easy way to remember. Read more...
Good, Bad, Ugly. Hdl cholesterol has many " good qualities" and in general is thought of as "protective" however, our current technologies that measure HDL cholesterol do not tell us whether or not HDL is doing any of these "good" things. Bottom line, is that for groups of patients high HDL is protective, but for individuals it is hard to predict what HDL is doing. Bottom line is treat riskfactors regarless of hdl. Read more...

What is the function of HDL cholesterol?

Good cholesterol. Known as the good cholesterol, HDL carries cholesterol to your liver to be cleared/removed from the body, thereby lowering your cholesterol level. For men, the recommended level is > 40 mg/dl, for women, it's > 50 mg/dl. Read more...
Housekeeper. The hdl-c is like the garbage collector of the blood. It removes cholesterol from places it should not be, and carries it back to the liver. I tell my patients that the ldl's are the elephants in your parade, and the hdl's are the pooper-scoopers! Read more...
Many Functions. Hdl cholesterol has many functions. Often thought of as protective, it brings cholesterol from the artery wall back to the liver. It also acts as an anti-oxidant, and an anti-inflammatory agent. It may be involved in helping the artery wall dilate , and may also be involved in fighting some infections. Hdl may also deliver cholesterol to organs that need it during stress. Can be very complex. Read more...