The good cholesterol that helps remove cholesterol from cells. If insulin levels go up, the HDL levels go down. The lower your HDL level, the more likely you are to suffer cardiovascular complications. – See also Triglycerides
A fat-like substance that transports cholesterol from the tissues of the body to the liver so it can be excreted in the bile. HDL is the so-called â€œgood cholesterolâ€; the higher the HDL cholesterol level, the lower the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD).
Good” cholesterol, lipoproteins that carry cholesterol away from the arteries and back to the liver where it is eliminated from the body. A high HDL level seems to protect the body against heart attack and stroke.
referred to as the "good" cholesterol. Responsible for carrying excess cholesterol out of the blood vessels and to the liver for processing. Lack of physical activity and consuming excess trans fats in the diet can lower HDL levels.
A form of blood cholesterol that is responsible for carrying excess cholesterol out of the blood vessels and to the liver for processing. It may also remove some of the cholesterol already deposited on the artery walls.
HDL cholesterol is considered the "good" cholesterol because it helps keep cholesterol from building up in the walls of your arteries. A high level of HDL cholesterol is thought to protect you against heart disease, whereas a low level of HDL cholesterol is considered to be a major risk factor for heart disease. Your HDL cholesterol level will fall into 1 of 3 categories: High (Desirable) – 60 mg/dL and above Acceptable – 40-59 mg/dL Low – 40 mg/dL and less find all NHC pages containing: high density lipoprotein