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HDL, is it good for heart ?

i heard that cholesterol is bad to heart, in the cholesterol test they do HDL and they say if the levels of HDL is high they say its good for heart, how is HDL cholesterol good to heart?
Sat, 24 Nov 2012
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Dietitian & Nutritionist 's  Response
hi piyush... yes it sounds contradicting.. but HDL is good cholesterol...and LDL is bad cholesterol.. basically LDL takes cholesterol from the body towards the heart... and HDL takes cholesterol away from the heart thereby reducing chances of heart attacks...the ways to increase HDL is exercise and good diet like fruits, nuts, salads etc..
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pradipta Ghosh's  Response
hi,good morning.there are various types of lipoprotein.HDL is one of them and it is called good cholesterol as it is good for cardiovascular health.its increased level in blood is good because it removes cholesterol from artery atheroma and decreases risk for cardiovascular it is good for heart.i hope you understand my point.

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General & Family Physician Dr. Anuj Kumar Patel's  Response
welcome to health care magic
cholesterol is bad in the sense it adhers to the intimal layer pf the blood vessel causing lockage in future time...HDL is a lipoprotein which has an antagonistic efect to the cholesterol HDL is the best parameter to predict the healthiness of the heart...
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  User's Response
i am obese and my cholestrol levels are high, HDL is a good cholestrol, which should be high, but my HDL cholestrol levels are very low its 27. then i stopped fatty and high cholestrol dietary food. do walking it reallly helps. after diet and exercise practise my cholesterol levels have come down and my HDL levels are increased.
General & Family Physician Dr. Gautam Das's  Response
Hi. HDL cholestrol is said to be good for the heart as it helps in reverse transport of cholestrol. There is good evidence that increase in HDL cholestrol is beneficial. It is a complex biochemical process involving lot of enzymes via which cholestrol reverse transport happens. In fact there is lot of research going on to develop drugs which helps in this process...few are also available in the market.
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hey there are many types of cholesterol like LDL, HDL, VLDL, cholesterol. LDL cholesterol gets blocked in blood vessels and there by interupt the flow of blood where as the HDL will collect the fat from the vessels and take it back to liver that is why you should have more HDL and less LDL. HDL is good cholesterol
  User's Response
yes HDL is very good for health..i have heard it will reduce the blood cholesterol level..thats y we should use ..sunflower oil instead of groundnut oil which has more HDL
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