HDL-cholesterol

HDL-cholesterol

Good cholesterol Cholesterol bound to high-density lipoprotein; ↑ HDL-C and HDL-C:total cholesterol ratio are linked to ↑ longevity and ↓ morbidity and death from MI, CAD, cholesterol-related morbidity ; ↑ HDL-C commonly affects ♀ with HTN or obesity, and may be related to environmental causes–eg, alcohol consumption, or therapy with H2-blockers or estrogens. See HDL/LDL ratio. Cf LDL–'bad' cholesterol.
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Good & Bad of Cholesterol II-9 Blood Cholesterol - The Principal Cardiac Risk Marker II-9 Types of Cholesterol II-9 Total Cholesterol (TC) II-9 High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) II-9 Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) / Very Low Density Lipoprotein (VLDL) II-10 Triglycerides (TRG) II-10 Glucose (GLU) II-10 Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) II-10 Outcomes of High Blood Cholesterol II-10 Atherosclerosis II-10 Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) II-10 Risk Factors and Risk Levels II-10 Risk Factors II-10 Risk Levels II-11 Risk Level Based on Total Cholesterol Concentration II-11 LDL-Cholesterol Risk Levels II-11 HDL-Cholesterol Risk Levels II-11 Triglyceride Risk Levels II-11
In fact, the levels of HDL-cholesterol fell slightly with increasing amounts of fruit powder administered in diet though still remaining elevated than control group levels.
Clinical studies have shown that adding nicotinic acid, which raises HDL-cholesterol by 20-25%, to a statin enhances the reduction in progression of atherosclerosis.
and atorvastatin (10, 20, 40, 80 mg) had increases in HDL-cholesterol of 44
The first study enrolled 14 patients without diabetes who had fasting serum triglyceride levels of 150-500 mg/dL, fasting HDL-cholesterol levels lower than 40 mg/dL in men or lower than 50 mg/dL in women, and normal LDL-cholesterol levels.
Accurate measurement of HDL-cholesterol (HDL-C) by PLAs also has been reported, although the variability in PLA measurements is higher than that obtained with laboratory-based methods (1, 5-7).
Low levels of HDL-cholesterol have always been considered a risk factor and target of therapy after acute coronary syndrome (Schwartz, G.
Streptozotocin caused a significant elevation of plasma glucose by 141% and of plasma triglycerides (TG) by 64% in comparison with normal control rats and induced statistically insignificant elevations of total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol and a reduction of HDL-cholesterol.
In a study of nearly 500 patients, those who received torcetrapib (60 mg) and atorvastatin (10, 20, 40, 80 mg) had increases in HDL-cholesterol of 44 percent to 66 percent.
Although statins are effective for these patients, whose LDL-cholesterol levels are only slightly elevated, "fibrate may represent a nice alternative" in coronary disease prevention for patients with high triglycerides and low HDL-cholesterol levels, Dr.
Direct methods for measuring HDL-cholesterol (HDL-C) are becoming more widely used because of their labor savings and favorable performance characteristics.