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good cholesterol

A popular term for high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol, so-called “good” because HDL cholesterol levels are inversely proportional to the risk of heart disease, see there.

'good' cholesterol

A popular term for HDL-cholesterol, see there. Cf 'Bad' cholesterol.

good cho·les·ter·ol

(gud kŏ-les'tĕr-ol)
Colloquial usage for HDL cholesterol (q.v.).

good cholesterol

An informal term for cholesterol carried in high density LIPOPROTEINS.

Patient discussion about good cholesterol

Q. what is good for high cholesteral and blood pressure? my friend just had a stroke and what because of that what can we give him to help him out?

A. i'm pretty sure that if he had a stroke- he went tho the hospital and saw a Dr. and if that's true, he probably advised your friends about medical care for cholesterol and blood pressure. so what you can do is help from the friend position- start going with him to the gym, the best help for those conditions are loosing weight and sport. and to do that you have to be persistent in your sport activity. this is much much easier to do with a friend!
are you apt to it?

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Researchers also found that it reduces levels of LDL, the bad cholesterol which leads to heart disease, and increases HDL, which doctors call good cholesterol.
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University of Chicago (U-C) researchers challenged popular notion that simply having high levels of good cholesterol (HDL) and low levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) is necessary for good health.
Washington, November 6 ( ANI ): Researchers have genetically engineered tomato plants to produce a peptide that mimics the actions of good cholesterol when eaten.
Study leader Dr Alan Fogelman, from the University of California at Los Angeles, US, said: "We have found a new and practical way to make a peptide that acts like the main protein in good cholesterol, but is many times more effective.
To discover the effects of BaP on good cholesterol, researchers studied the effect of nicotine on fats in the body, but that yielded no clues.
The enzyme's link to cardiovascular disease may also help determine cardiovascular risk in patients with low levels of good cholesterol and low levels of the protective GPx3.
But raising levels of good cholesterol or HDL -- as often suggested by medical experts -- may not have any impact on your heart disease risk, a new study says.
Quitting smoking, losing excess weight and taking frequent exercise have all been shown to boost levels of good cholesterol and reduce bad cholesterol.
LDL, or bad cholesterol, contributes to fat buildup that clogs blood vessels, while good cholesterol, or HDL, ferries that away.
On the other hand, having too much good cholesterol protects the heart by helping to remove the build up of the bad cholesterol from the arteries," she says.
There would be no change except the good cholesterol would go down (about 32).