What Are the Differences Between HDL and LDL?

Q:
What are the differences between HDL and LDL?

A:
High levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol are good for the body’s blood, and too much low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the blood can lead to serious health problems.

That’s because high-density lipoprotein cholesterol helps lower blood levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, a major cause of cardiovascular disease and other health problems.

Because high levels of LDL cholesterol can lead to serious health problems, such as heart attacks or heart attacks, it is important to check cholesterol levels.

Because HDL cholesterol helps fight LDL cholesterol, the higher the HDL cholesterol in the blood, the better.

If a patient’s HDL cholesterol level is below 40 mg/dl, he or she is at risk for health problems.

Ideally, HDL cholesterol levels should exceed 60 mg/dl.

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