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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Results: LDL-cholesterol, non-HDL-cholesterol and UACR results were as: [(Euthyroid: 2.66 +- 0.73), (SCH: 2.68 +- 0.51) and (Overt hypothyroidism: 3.23 +- 0.59), p-value=0.063], [(Euthyroid: 3.49 +- 0.64), (SCH: 3.35 +- 0.59) and (Overt hypothyroidism: 4.01 +- 0.30), p-value=0.033] and [{Euthyroid: 2.48 (95% CI: 1.63-3.33)}, {SCH: 2.27 (95% CI: 0.37-4.90)} and {Overt hypothyroidism: 14.95 (95% CI: 10.71-19.14){, (p-value< 0.001)] Results for total cholesterol, triglycerides and HDL-cholesterol though increased in overt hypothyroid group were not found to be statistically significant.
Doumatey et al., "Low HDL-cholesterol with normal triglyceride levels is the most common lipid pattern in West Africans and African Americans with metabolic syndrome: implications for cardiovascular disease prevention," CVD Prevention and Control, vol.
Effect of cocoa and theobromine consumption on serum HDL-cholesterol concentrations: a randomized controlled trial.
Last year, Roche, the giant Swiss pharmaceutical company, prematurely terminated a large-scale clinical trial of dalcetrapib, a drug that increases HDL-cholesterol levels by inhibiting cholesterol ester transfer protein.
In a study realized on this subject, it is stated that exercises performed in sufficient frequency and intensity have an effect of decreasing the triglyceride, LDL-cholesterol levels and increasing HDL-cholesterol level [4].
In many studies, higher levels of HDL-Cholesterol have shown a reduced risk of CVD3.
C-reactive protein (CRP), complement C3 (C3), triglycerides (Trg) and HDL-cholesterol were tested to predict risk for incident diabetes or coronary heart disease (CHD).
Triacylglycerol (TG), total cholesterol (TC), HDL-cholesterol in serum was determined by an enzymatic/colorimetric method employing commercial assay kits (Ranbaxy).
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Alcohol intake may slash the risk of death from coronary heart disease and it may not be essentially due to increase in HDL-cholesterol, a new study has suggested.
High triacylglycerol alone increases the risk of heart attack nearly three-fold and people with the highest ratio of triacylglycerol to HDL-cholesterol (the good cholesterol), had 16 times the risk of heart attack as those with the lowest ratio (Mercola, 1997).
Blood samples after overnight 10 hours fasting were taken for plasma glucose, serum total cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol and triglycerides.