HDL

What does HDL stand for?

High-density lipoprotein

A health acronym that represent the high density of lipoproteins that pick up excess cholesterol in your blood and take it to the liver to be broken down.

HDL cholesterol is a sign of good cholesterol, whereas LDL cholesterol is considered bad cholesterol. When HDL cholesterol is raised, the risk of heart disease may be lowered. Low-density lipoproteins deliver cholesterol to different organs and tissues and when the count is increased, can lead to excess cholesterol and narrow blood vessels that block blood flow.

Example

"The doctor said I need to increase my HDL cholesterol or else I am putting myself at a serious risk of heart disease."

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Last Updated: December 31, 2014

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