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HDL

 
high-density lipoprotein.

HDL

Abbreviation for high density lipoprotein. See: lipoprotein.

HDL

high-density lipoprotein.

HDL

(āch′dē′ĕl′)
n.
A lipoprotein with a relatively high concentration of protein and low concentration of lipids that incorporates cholesterol and transports it to the liver. High levels are associated with a decreased risk of atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease. Also called HDL cholesterol.

HDL

abbreviation for high-density lipoprotein.

HDL

Abbreviation for high-density lipoprotein.

HDL

Abbrev. for high density LIPOPROTEINS.

High-density lipoprotein (HDL)

A type of lipoprotein that protects against coronary artery disease by removing cholesterol deposits from arteries or preventing their formation.

HDL

high-density lipoprotein

high-density lipoprotein

; HDL plasma lipid transporting cholesterol from peripheral tissues to the liver; plasma HDL carries 20-30% of total blood cholesterol; normal HDL values = 0.7-2.1 mmol/L (males), 0.5-1.7 mmol/L (females)

HDL,

n the abbreviation or acronym for high-density lipoproteins. HDL molecules are considered a protective factor in coronary heart disease.

HDL

high-density lipoprotein.

Patient discussion about HDL

Q. what are the sources for high density lipoprotein? I have heard that high density lipoprotein is good for heart. What differences does it make in heart’s health and what are the sources for high density lipoprotein?

A. Hi Liam, it is very important that we have high density lipoprotein (HDL) in our body. The fact is that the HDL is formed inside the body. They are known as good cholesterol as they are famous for their protection for heart against the heart diseases. It has been found that Vitamin B3 or Niacin consumption increases the count of HDL. It’s good to cut on the diet having more of saturated fats and oils, which increases the chances of heart attack.

Q. How can I increase my HDL cholesterol levels? My Doctor told me that my cholesterol levels are not good and that I should lower my LDL and higher my HDL. I understand how to lower the cholesterol, but how can I increase the HDL?

A. a good way is to eat boiled fish, and instead of regular oil, add olive oil to your salad.

Q. Improving High Triglycerides I take Tricor for high triglyceride levels; I have a healthy level of total cholesterol, with low LDL, very good HDL. I am now being treated for hypothyroidism, but my doctor says that it's also genetic (I had almost the exact same level number as my brother). How can I work to get my triglycerides under control?

A. High level of triglycerides are generally both genetic and diet related. If you are consuming a high fat containing diet then your level of triglycerides will be increased. On the other hand, regardless of your good cholesterol levels, if you start lowering the amount of fat in your food (less oil, less sweets, less red meat) and combine it with physical activity you can lower your triglycerides level, especially if you are already on medications.

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Also risky is "bad" LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol over 130 and "good" HDL (high density lipoprotein) cholesterol below 35 (below 40 for women, says the American Heart Association).
The only way to get rid of the excess cholesterol is to get HDL to pick it up and bring it to the liver, where 95 percent of it goes out of the body.
Among the many approaches they took, the researchers generated induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from the SCARB1-deficient person, used them to create liver cells, and showed these new cells had profound reduction in their ability to take up HDL.
We have developed an improved IMA method for quantifying HDL particles from human plasma.
In the AIM-HIGH trial, published in 2011, niacin improved HDL and triglyceride levels but provided no additional benefit among statin patients with established cardiovascular disease and LDL levels below 70 mg/dL.
That creates a big, overstuffed HDL that may not be able to move cholesterol from cells and tissues to the liver for excretion.
The researchers compared plasma concentrations of total HDL, HDL that has apoC-III, and HDL without apoC-III as predictors of the risk of CHD.
Both HDL Coder and HDL Verifier are available, with US list prices for HDL Coder starting at USD10,000, while HDL Verifier is priced from USD3,250.
The exact health benefits associated with HDL are unknown.
People who have a lot of garbage trucks--in other words, who have high HDL levels--are more efficient at getting rid of extra fat and cholesterol in their diet.
Studies have suggested that higher HDL levels reduce the occurrence of heart disease, with each 1% increase in HDL cholesterol correlating to a reduction of 3% in the incidence of heart disease.
Scientists recorded the amount of HDL in the volunteers' blood after each period.