Commonly called good cholesterol HDL is not secreted into the circulation as mature lipoprotein but is assembled in the blood from components derived from intestine , liver , cell membranes and triglyceride rich lipoprotein during lipolysis .
HDL acts as a scavenger by removing cholesterol from peripheral cells such as smooth...
Males : > 40 mg/dl Females > 50 mg/dl
When to get Tested
As a screening test for adults with no risk factors for heart disease
When a person has one or more risk factors for heart disease( Cigarette smoking, Being overweight or Obese, old age , Pre existing heart disease, diabetes)
An HDL 60 mg/dl or above helps protect against heart disease.
Low HDL levels may indicate an increased risk of Atherosclerotic heart disease .
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