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HDL Cholesterol

Why Do Doctors Monitor the Concentration of LDL & HDL?

Most annual checkups at a physician’s office include blood work, complete with cholesterol measurements. While labs do measu...
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Causes of Too-Low HDL Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a class of lipid/fat. Too much cholesterol in the blood, particularly low-density lipoprotein or "‘bad&...
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Healthy Cholesterol Ranges for HDL & LDL

Knowing the overall healthy HDL and LDL cholesterol ranges is important, but blood cholesterol levels change regularly. LDL choles...
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What Are the Sources of LDL & HDL Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is made by the liver in adequate amounts to supply all your body needs to protect nerves, produce specific hormones an...
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Foods to Eat to Increase Your HDL Cholesterol

When it comes to cholesterol, protecting your heart is about more than just lowering your numbers. Keeping your total cholesterol ...
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Acne, Low HDL and Hypothyroidism

Your thyroid gland, just below your Adam’s apple, produces hormones that control metabolism, growth and development. Hypothy...
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What Are the Food Sources of HDL Cholesterol?

With cholesterol, just like in any movie or TV show, there's good guys and bad guys. LDL, or low-density lipoprotein, choleste...
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What Causes HDL Cholesterol to Drop?

Numerous conditions or factors can cause low levels of high-density lipoprotein, or HDL, cholesterol. According to MayoClinic.com,...
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How Does Polyunsaturated Fat Affect HDL & LDL?

Polyunsaturated fats are healthy fats found in plant foods and fish. Chemically, polyunsaturated fats are unique because they cont...
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Can HDL Cholesterol Be Too High?

You may already know about "good cholesterol," or HDL-C, versus "bad cholesterol," or LDL-C. And, in general, ...
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