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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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But not as much was known about how almonds affect HDL cholesterol, which is considered good cholesterol and helps lower your risk of heart disease.
A large body of transgenic mouse experiments has noted that the impact of perturbations on flux through the reverse cholesterol transport pathway is a better predictor of atherosclerotic phenotypes than the effect on static measurements of HDL cholesterol concentrations.
Investigators sought to shed light on the role of the most commonly measured lipid fractions--LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides--in the development of CAD and diabetes, particularly the observed link between statin therapy and an increased risk of diabetes.
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After 4 weeks of intervention, a significant main effect on HDL cholesterol levels was seen for the TB group, but not the CC group.
HDL cholesterol is a strong predictor of cardiac risk, but that does not mean raising HDL cholesterol will definitely lower cardiac events.
HDL cholesterol is considered beneficial because the molecules move fat from the bloodstream to the liver, where it can be processed and eliminated from the body.
These results show that some ways of raising HDL cholesterol might not reduce risk of myocardial infarction [heart attack] in human beings," said Sekar Kathiresan of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Conclusion: Reduced cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL cholesterol levels in athletes and increased HDL cholesterol levels of subjects can be because of exercise they do.
The samples were tested using Roche reagent kits for total cholesterol and HDL cholesterol on a COBAS Integra 400 plus auto-analyser using enzymatic methods according to standard operating procedures.
Research has shown that individuals with HDL levels higher than 60 mg/dL are less likely to have heart attacks and strokes than those with lower levels of HDL cholesterol.