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HDL Cholesterol

About one-third or one-fourth of all cholesterol is high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. High levels of HDL, nicknamed "good" cholesterol, decrease the risk of atherosclerosis.

high-density lipoprotein cholesterol

; HDL cholesterol plasma lipid which appears to protect against atheroma formation and reduce tendency to thrombosis; normal values 0.95-2.15 mmol/L (males) and 0.7-2.0 mmol/L (females)

Patient discussion about HDL cholesterol

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.

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