High Density Lipoproteins - Some Medical Jargon

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Lipoproteins - Some Medical Jargon

The total cholesterol to HDL cholesterol ratio (total chol/HDL) is a number that helps us estimate the risk of developing atherosclerosis. The number is obtained by dividing total cholesterol by HDL cholesterol. (High ratios indicate a higher risk of heart attacks, whereas low ratios indicate a lower risk).

High total cholesterol and low HDL cholesterol increases the ratio and is undesirable. Conversely, high HDL cholesterol and low total cholesterol lowers the ratio and is desirable. An average ratio would be about 4.5. Ideally, one should strive for ratios of 2 or 3 (less than 4).

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Is it possible to eat oily food if pluse rate is more then 72 n a day at 19yrs, age.

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IS PINEAPPLE IS GOOD FOR CONTROLLING LDH LEVEL

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I have Total/HDL ratio of 5.4, how can I reduce it ?

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