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) .