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Although HDL levels are genetically linked, and tend to be lower in males, there are some things you can do to help increase your levels.  Here...
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I hear every single day from family, friends and other doctors that they are in great shape because their HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol) is...
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Metoprolol can slightly raise triglycerides and decrease the HDL cholesterol. If you are worried about this, or have questions about whether the...
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HDL is the good cholesterol because it protects the arteries from the atherosclerosis process. HDL cholesterol extracts cholesterol particles from...
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HDL cholesterol greater than 60 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) are high. That's good. HDL cholesterol less than 40 mg/dL are low. That's bad. In...
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HDL is the good cholesterol. That's because it protects the arteries from the atherosclerosis process. High levels of HDL ("good") cholesterol help...
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HDL is the good cholesterol. That's because it protects the arteries from the atherosclerosis process. High levels of HDL ("good") cholesterol help...
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Experts believe HDL cholesterol may act in a variety of helpful ways that tend to reduce the risk for heart disease:HDL cholesterol scavenges and...
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High density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is sometimes called "good cholesterol". An HDL cholesterol level that is more than 60 mg/dL is...
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Lipoprotein is a particle in the blood. HDL is known as "good" cholesterol because it deposits cholesterol in the liver, where it is excreted by the...
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HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol is the well-behaved "good cholesterol." This friendly scavenger cruises the bloodstream. As it does, it...
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If your HDL is low, you can take several tacks to boost your HDL level and reduce your heart disease risk:Exercise. Aerobic exercise for 30 to 60...
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HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol is the well-behaved "good cholesterol." This friendly scavenger cruises the bloodstream. As it does, it...
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HDL (high density lipoprotein) cholesterol is the good cholesterol. HDL takes the bad cholesterol out of your blood and keeps it from building up in...
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It is generally accepted that regular exercise increases HDL (good cholesterol) and lowers triglycerides (fat in the blood) but has no effect on LDL...