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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...

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&...

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...

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...

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 ...

Acne, Low HDL and Hypothyroidism

Your thyroid gland, just below your Adam’s apple, produces hormones that control metabolism, growth and development. Hypothy...

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...

What Causes HDL Cholesterol to Drop?

Numerous conditions or factors can cause low levels of high-density lipoprotein, or HDL, cholesterol. According to,...

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...

Can HDL Cholesterol Be Too High?

Can HDL Cholesterol Be Too High?. You may already know about "good cholesterol," or HDL-C, versus "bad cholesterol,...
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