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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.
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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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I used to be thrilled that my blood level of HDL cholesterol, the so-called good cholesterol, was high, the likely result of my devotion to daily physical activity.
As for the levels of HDL cholesterol, these actually increased by about 8 percent for individuals on the cottonseed oil-enriched diet.
Regardless, it's a good idea to be mindful of your cholesterol levels and not simply assume that higher is always better when it comes to HDL cholesterol. Of course, if you do have very low HDL, you should increase those levels.
"It may be time to change the way we view HDL cholesterol. Traditionally, physicians have told their patients that the higher your 'good' cholesterol, the better," said Marc Allard-Ratick, from the Emory University in Atlanta, US.
Waters presented an expanded analysis of 9,572 TNT participants that incorporated visit-to-visit variability in HDL cholesterol and triglycerides (J Am Coll Cardiol.
(n = 40) (Mean [+ or -] SD) Baseline ESR (mm/h) 64 [+ or -] 23 CRP (mg/l) 7.3 [+ or -] 3.2 DAS28 5.3 [+ or -] 0.4 CDAI 28.9 [+ or -] 2.1 HAQ 1.7 [+ or -] 0.5 Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 210 [+ or -] 21 Non-HDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 166 [+ or -] 18 LDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 146 [+ or -] 13 Triglycerides (mg/dl) 139 [+ or -] 14 HDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 43 [+ or -] 11 Total/HDL cholesterol ratio 4.9 [+ or -] 0.22 LDL/HDL cholesterol ratio 3.22 [+ or -] 0.17 AIP ([log.sub.10] TG/HDL) 0.51 [+ or -] 0.3 TCZ pts.
Abnormal serum lipid profile (serum total cholesterol greater than 240 mg% or serum HDL cholesterol less than 45 mg% or serum LDL cholesterol greater than 160 mg%) was noted in 60% of patients.
[USA], Aug 12 (ANI): You may want to add almonds to your diet as according to a recent study, they not only help boost levels of "good" or HDL cholesterol, but also improves the way it removes cholesterol from the body.
The substantial cost associated with failure of a therapeutic approach in a large outcomes-based clinical trial, as has occurred recently for multiple compounds targeting HDL cholesterol metabolism, has led to intense interest in improved target selection.
Now, a meta-analysis suggests that oats can also reduce two other markers of cardiovascular disease: non-HDL cholesterol (total cholesterol minus the "good" HDL cholesterol), and apolipo-protein B (apoB), a substance that carries LDL cholesterol through the blood.
Total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides were determined using an enzymatic method found in commercial kits of the CYPRESS Laboratory (Langdorp, Belgium); LDL cholesterol was calculated using the formula of Friedewald (1972) [7].