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HDL Cholesterol

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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Abnormal HDL in Italy

Your body produces two types of cholesterol. High-density lipoproteins, called HDL, are the good guys. They carry the cholesterol ...
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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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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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How Much Niacin Should I Take for HDL?

Niacin, also known as nicotinic acid or vitamin B-3, has a number of cardioprotective benefits when given in therapeutic doses. Ni...
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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 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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What is a Desirable Level of HDL for Adults?

Cardiovascular disease, especially heart attacks and stroke, can be debilitating or even fatal for adults. Your cholesterol levels...
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LDL Density Pattern B and a High HDL Level

Knowing your overall cholesterol and lipoprotein levels is sometimes not enough to determine if you are at risk for cardiovascular...
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Peanuts Vs. Almonds & Higher HDL

Peanuts and almonds are filled with a number of nutrients for your body, including antioxidants, protein, selenium and vitamin E. ...
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