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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.
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'good' cholesterol

A popular term for HDL-cholesterol, see there. Cf 'Bad' cholesterol.
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good cho·les·ter·ol

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

An informal term for cholesterol carried in high density LIPOPROTEINS.
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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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"The results of our study," says lead author Samar El Khoudary, "are particularly interesting to both the public and clinicians because total HDL cholesterol is still used to predict cardiovascular disease risk." Questioning the usefulness of looking at "good cholesterol" as protective for the heart, the team's findings are published in the journal Arteriosclerosis , Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology of the American Heart Association.
According to researchers fatty fish increases the size and lipid composition of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) particles, also known as good cholesterol, in people with impaired glucose metabolism, reported health news.
That increase in good cholesterol and decrease in bad reduces a person's risk of heart disease.
The findings showed that the almonds not just increased the levels of good cholesterol - high-density lipoprotein (HDL cholesterol), but also helps remove the bad cholesterol - low-density lipoprotein (LDL cholesterol) - from the body.
Monounsaturated fats help protect our hearts by maintaining levels of good cholesterol while reducing levels of bad cholesterol.
On the other hand, good cholesterol takes cholesterol from parts of the body where there is too much of it, to the liver, where it is disposed of.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Commonly touted as "good cholesterol" for helping to reduce risk of stroke and heart attack, both high and low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol may increase a person's risk of premature death, according to new research.
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1THEY'RE a rich source of mono-unsaturated fatty acids that help to lower LDL, otherwise known as "bad cholesterol" and increase the "good cholesterol" HDL in the body.
Eating more fatty fish increases the number of large HDL ("good cholesterol") particles in the blood, according to a recent study published in the journal PLOS ONE, Feb.
"High triglycerides and low levels of HDL (good cholesterol) are typically seen in Indians, and along with high cholesterol, are reasons for early onset of heart disease.
Washington, Dec 10 ( ANI ): A team of researchers has identified a central switch by which High-density lipoprotein (HDL), known colloquially as "good cholesterol", controls the inflammatory response.